If you decide that you want to get a ministry degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 ministry schools in Houston, Texas. With an overall population of 1,953,631 and a student population of 156,252, approximately 3,345 of Houston students attend one of Houston's schools that offer ministry programs.
University of St Thomas is the largest ministry school in Houston, based on student population. In 2010, University of St Thomas graduated approximately 13 students from its ministry program.
A reported 26 students graduated with credentials in ministry in Houston in 2010. If you decide to attend a ministry school in Houston, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $21,830.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,030 for ministry related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Houston-based ministry schools, you will have an added expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,336.
If you decide to work as a minister in Houston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 43,480 ministers in Texas. Of these ministers, 320 were working in the greater Houston area. The number of ministers in Houston is expected to increase by 18% 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 Houston is $40,710 per year, which is lower than the average for ministers state-wide.