Carlisle, PA has thirty-three theology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Howard University, the highest ranked school in this group with a theology 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).
Theology students from Carlisle 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.
Carlisle lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Harrisburg-Carlisle area has 310,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $20.26/hr average worker wage, and a $42,140 average annual salary.
Of the 33 theology schools with a 100-mile radius of Carlisle, 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 theology students, with Ner Israel Rabbinical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,884/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carlisle|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||53.8 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||58.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||70.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||72.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||77.2 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||78.5 miles|