Birmingham, AL (population: 226,152) has two theology schools within its city limits. Samford University, the highest ranked school in the city with a theology program, has a total student population of 4,658. It is the 1328th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus). To learn more about theology programs in Birmingham, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of theology professors at Samford University such as David Bains, Sigurd Bryan, Penny Marler, and Scott McGinnis.
Theology students from Birmingham schools who go on to become theologians, professors, pastors, ministers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 19,630 people working as philosophy and religion teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $67,610. Also, Religious workers make on average $33,160 per year and there are about 6,140 of them employed in the US today.
Birmingham lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Birmingham-Hoover area has 494,530 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,060 average annual salary.
Of the 2 theology schools in Birmingham, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Samford University comes out as the most expensive ($19,536/yr) for theology students, with Southeastern Bible College as the lowest, reported at only $13,682/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Birmingham|
|Alexander City||AL||-||1||11.6004||38||63.6 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||99.5 miles|