Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has three ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Gregorys University, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 738. It is the 682nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Ministry students from Oklahoma City 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.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary.
Of the 3 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oral Roberts University comes out as the most expensive ($18,078/yr) for ministry students, with Southern Nazarene University as the lowest, reported at only $15,074/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|