Ashland has a total population of 21,249 and a student population of 6,403. Of these students, 6,300 are enrolled in schools that offer ministry programs.
Ashland University is the largest ministry school in Ashland, based on student population. In 2010, Ashland University graduated approximately 39 students with credentials in ministry.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a ministry degree from one of Ashland's ministry schools. In 2009 tuition at ministry schools in Ashland was $25,646 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for ministry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ashland-based ministry schools, you will have an added expense of $9,352 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many ministry graduates choose to work as ministers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ashland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 ministers in Ohio were working in the greater Ashland area. The number of ministers in Ashland is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for ministers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a minister in Ashland is $51,330 per year, which is higher than the average for ministers state-wide.