Morgantown, WV has three ministry schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Eastern Mennonite University, the highest ranked school in this group with a ministry program, has a total student population of 1,525. It is the 300th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Ministry students from Morgantown 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.
Morgantown lies in Monongalia county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the Morgantown area has 56,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.6% unemployment rate, $17.57/hr average worker wage, and a $36,540 average annual salary.
Of the 3 ministry schools with a 100-mile radius of Morgantown, none have 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) for ministry students, with Muskingum College as the lowest, reported at only $17,044/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Morgantown|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||58.9 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||59.4 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||98.8 miles|