Spartanburg, SC (population: 40,665) has ten ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. North Greenville University, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 2,260. It is the 313th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Ministry students from Spartanburg 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.
Spartanburg lies in Spartanburg county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Spartanburg area has 116,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $18.41/hr average worker wage, and a $38,300 average annual salary.
Of the 10 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Spartanburg, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Greenville University comes out as the most expensive ($18,858/yr) for ministry students, with W L Bonner College as the lowest, reported at only $5,855/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Spartanburg|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||51.0 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||84.6 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||84.7 miles|
|North Augusta||SC||-||1||27.4739||4||99.5 miles|