San Antonio, TX (population: 1,402,013) has two ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 143. It is the 6690th highest ranked school in the USA and the 373rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Ministry students from San Antonio 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.
San Antonio lies in Bexar county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Antonio area has 837,030 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.25/hr average worker wage, and a $37,970 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for ministry students, with Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest as the lowest, reported at only $/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Antonio|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||83.3 miles|