Missouri contains twelve schools that offer ministry programs. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the highest-ranking ministry school in MO, has a total student population of 840 and is the 325th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 ministry schools in Missouri, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lindenwood University comes out as the most expensive ($26,896/yr), with Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary as the lowest recorded at only $13,743/yr.
Ministry students from Missouri 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 Missouri alone, there are 35,430 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $37,830. Religious workers in this state earn $34,470/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the ministry schools in Missouri, the average student population is 2,183 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from ministry, there are 4755 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,482 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,695, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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