Virginia Beach has a general population of 425,257 and an overall student population of 20,302. Approximately 4,656 of Virginia Beach's students are enrolled in schools that offer ministry programs.
The largest ministry school in Virginia Beach, by student population, is Regent University. In 2010, Regent University graduated approximately 32 students from its ministry program.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a ministry degree in Virginia Beach. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,290 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $880 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a ministry program in Virginia Beach. And if you live on campus at one of the Virginia Beach-based ministry schools, you will have an added expense of $4,275 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,960.
If you plan on staying in Virginia Beach after graduating from ministry school, you should know that job prospects for ministers in Virginia Beach, which is the most popular ministry profession, are good. In 2010, of the 880 ministers in Virginia, 140 were working in the greater Virginia Beach area. The number of ministers in Virginia Beach is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for ministers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a minister in Virginia Beach is $43,660 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for ministers.