There are 2 ministry schools in Portland, Oregon. Portland has a total population of 529,121 and a student population of 80,848. Of these students, 1,530 are enrolled in schools that offer ministry programs.
Of the 2 ministry schools in Portland, the largest ministry school, by student population, is Multnomah University. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Ministry program at Multnomah University.
A reported 75 students graduated with credentials in ministry in Portland in 2010. In 2009 tuition at ministry schools in Portland was $14,520 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for ministry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,150 per year, on average, for room and board at Portland-based ministry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,220.
If you plan on staying in Portland after graduating from ministry school, you should know that job prospects for ministers in Portland, which is the most popular ministry profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,800 ministers in Oregon. Of these ministers, 1,480 were working in the greater Portland area. The number of ministers in Portland is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for ministers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a minister in Portland is $58,160 per year, which is higher than the average for ministers state-wide.