Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has five religion schools within its city limits. Carnegie Mellon University, the highest ranked school in the city with a religion program, has a total student population of 11,197. It is the 44th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Religion students from Pittsburgh schools who go on to become pastors, ministers, theologians, priests, 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 Pittsburgh area alone, there are 19,870 employed community and social services employees earning an average salary of $38,030. Religious workers in this area earn $25,170/yr and there are 50 employed.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.049 out of every 1000 jobs in Pittsburgh are held by religious workers, and 17.820/1000 are held by community and social services employees.
Of the 5 religion schools in Pittsburgh, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carnegie Mellon University comes out as the most expensive ($29,746/yr) for religion students, with La Roche College as the lowest, reported at only $13,618/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|