Martinsburg, WV has ten ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard University, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 10,573. It is the 168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of District Of Columbia (#1 is George Washington University).
Ministry students from Martinsburg 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.
Martinsburg lies in Berkeley county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Hagerstown-Martinsburg-WV area has 96,270 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.6% unemployment rate, $18.36/hr average worker wage, and a $38,190 average annual salary.
Of the 10 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Martinsburg, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/yr) for ministry students, with Howard University as the lowest, reported at only $14,131/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Martinsburg|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||45.6 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||47.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||53.6 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||53.7 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||58.2 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||61.0 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||62.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||63.3 miles|