Rio Grande, OH has seven ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Cedarville University, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 3,102. It is the 206th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Ministry students from Rio Grande 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.
Rio Grande lies in Gallia county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area has 164,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $16.95/hr average worker wage, and a $35,270 average annual salary.
Of the 7 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Rio Grande, 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 Kentucky Christian University as the lowest, reported at only $16,211/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rio Grande|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||31.3 miles|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||70.8 miles|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||74.6 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||84.5 miles|