Minnesota contains fourteen schools that offer ministry programs. The College of Saint Scholastica, the highest-ranking ministry school in MN, has a total student population of 3,746 and is the 219th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 ministry schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of St Thomas comes out as the most expensive ($25,679/yr), with Oak Hills Christian College as the lowest recorded at only $15,067/yr.
Ministry students from Minnesota schools who go on to become pastors, ministers, priests, ministry workers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 6,140 people working as religious workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,160. Also, Community and social services employees make on average $42,750 per year and there are about 1,891,320 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Minnesota alone, there are 49,650 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $40,620. Religious workers in this state earn $36,980/yr and there are 290 employed.
Also, within the ministry schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from ministry, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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