North Carolina contains ten schools that offer ministry programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking ministry school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 ministry schools in North Carolina, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr), with Apex School of Theology as the lowest recorded at only $7,132/yr.
Ministry students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 55,870 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $38,150. Religious workers in this state earn $26,700/yr and there are 140 employed.
Also, within the ministry schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from ministry, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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