Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two ministry schools within its city limits. Crichton College, the highest ranked school in the city with a ministry program, has a total student population of 717. It is the 4850th highest ranked school in the USA and the 131st highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Ministry students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 2 ministry schools in Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Crichton College comes out as the most expensive ($15,085/yr) for ministry students, with Crichton College as the lowest, reported at only $15,085/yr.