Oxford, OH has twelve 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 Oxford 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 Cincinnati-Middletown-KY-IN area alone, there are 12,570 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $40,780. Religious workers in this area earn $17,600/yr and there are 70 employed.
Oxford lies in Butler county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Cincinnati-Middletown-KY-IN area has 994,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.35/hr average worker wage, and a $42,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.072 out of every 1000 jobs in Oxford are held by religious workers, and 12.638/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 12 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Oxford, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Athenaeum of Ohio comes out as the most expensive ($29,411/yr) for ministry students, with Cincinnati Christian University as the lowest, reported at only $13,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oxford|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||34.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||49.9 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||50.2 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||66.5 miles|