Philadelphia has a total population of 1,517,550 and a student population of 150,997. Of these students, 282 are enrolled in schools that offer ministry programs.
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is the largest ministry school in Philadelphia, based on student population. In 2010, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in ministry.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a ministry degree in Philadelphia.
And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,893 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in ministry, if you decide to work as a minister in Philadelphia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,200 ministers in Pennsylvania. Of these ministers, 620 were working in the greater Philadelphia area. The number of ministers in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by -3% 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 Philadelphia is $44,020 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for ministers.