Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has three ministry schools within its city limits. Pontifical College Josephinum, the highest ranked school in the city with a ministry program, has a total student population of 137. It is the 811th highest ranked school in the USA and the 37th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Ministry students from Columbus 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.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary.
Of the 3 ministry schools in Columbus, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pontifical College Josephinum comes out as the most expensive ($27,269/yr) for ministry students, with Pontifical College Josephinum as the lowest, reported at only $27,269/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|