Peru, NE has eleven theology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Union College, the highest ranked school in this group with a theology program, has a total student population of 883. It is the 311th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Theology students from Peru 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.
Peru lies in Nemaha county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area has 47,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $15.44/hr average worker wage, and a $32,110 average annual salary.
Of the 11 theology schools with a 100-mile radius of Peru, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Creighton University comes out as the most expensive ($25,370/yr) for theology students, with Grace University as the lowest, reported at only $15,778/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Peru|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||69.1 miles|