Toledo, OH (population: 288,207) has twelve ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ohio Northern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 3,636. It is the 223rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Ministry students from Toledo 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.
Toledo lies in Lucas county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Toledo area has 293,860 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.86/hr average worker wage, and a $39,230 average annual salary.
Of the 12 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Toledo, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio Northern University comes out as the most expensive ($23,521/yr) for ministry students, with Great Lakes Christian College as the lowest, reported at only $12,963/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Toledo|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||43.6 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||58.3 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||62.1 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||62.7 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||62.8 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||63.8 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||65.6 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||67.5 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||69.6 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||72.5 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||73.1 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||73.3 miles|