Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has four theology schools within its city limits. American Baptist College, the highest ranked school in the city with a theology program, has a total student population of 92. It is the 1073rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Theology students from Nashville 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.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary.
Of the 4 theology schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lipscomb University comes out as the most expensive ($17,243/yr) for theology students, with American Baptist College as the lowest, reported at only $9,270/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|