Lima, OH has nineteen ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Earlham College, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 1,266. It is the 191st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Ministry students from Lima 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.
Lima lies in Allen county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Lima area has 50,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $17.94/hr average worker wage, and a $37,310 average annual salary.
Of the 19 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Lima, only 1 has 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 Grace College and Theological Seminary as the lowest, reported at only $16,818/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lima|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||42.1 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||58.6 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||65.8 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||88.8 miles|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||92.1 miles|