Pennsylvania contains sixteen schools that offer ministry programs. Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary, the highest-ranking ministry school in PA, has a total student population of 2,057 and is the 250th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 ministry schools in Pennsylvania, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary comes out as the most expensive ($24,415/yr), with Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook as the lowest recorded at only $8,298/yr.
Ministry students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 106,790 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $38,780. Religious workers in this state earn $35,830/yr and there are 440 employed.
Also, within the ministry schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from ministry, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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