Virginia contains seven schools that offer ministry programs. Eastern Mennonite University, the highest-ranking ministry school in VA, has a total student population of 1,525 and is the 300th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 ministry schools in Virginia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Mennonite University comes out as the most expensive ($20,097/yr), with Virginia University of Lynchburg as the lowest recorded at only $15,144/yr.
Ministry students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 49,850 employed community and social services employees earning an average yearly salary of $43,960. Religious workers in this state earn $37,910/yr and there are employed.
Also, within the ministry schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from ministry, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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