There are schools offering ministry degrees in California!
Schools Offering Ministry Programs in California
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Biola University, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a ministry program. It is located in La Mirada. In 2010, Biola University graduated 47 students from its ministry program. Biola University charged in-state students $28,852 in tuition fees per year.
Pepperdine University, which was ranked 24th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in California that has a ministry program. It is located in Malibu. 4 students graduated with degree in ministry from Pepperdine University in 2010. The tuition rate at Pepperdine University was $39,080 per year.
The third-ranked school in California that has a ministry program is William Jessup University. William Jessup University, which was ranked 47th in the country in 2010, is located in Rocklin. Students at William Jessup University paid $19,980 per year in tuition fees.
If you are hoping to attend one of California's ministry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,066 per year, though tuition can range from $39,080 per year to $4,420 per year. In 2010, the ministry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:
- Pepperdine University - located in Malibu, students are charged $39,080 per year
- Biola University - located in La Mirada, students are charged $28,852 per year
- Azusa Pacific University - located in Azusa, students are charged $28,800 per year
The ministry schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- World Mission University - located in Los Angeles, students are charged $4,420 per year
- Bethesda Christian University - located in Anaheim, students are charged $7,620 per year
- King's University - located in Van Nuys, students are charged $9,600 per year
A ministry degree from a California school... what next?
Most people who graduate from ministry school in California go on to work as a minister. If you decide to work as a minister in California, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 4,330 California ministers as of 2010. In California, the largest numbers of ministers work in the following counties:
- Los Angeles County - 940 ministers
- Riverside County - 600 ministers
- Marin County - 520 ministers
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of ministers is expected to grow by 8% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,000 ministers working in the California then.
On average, a minister earns a salary of $60,260 per year in California state. But, salaries for ministers can vary. In 2010, ministers made as little as less than $19,480 per year or as much as more than $116,610 per year in California. The following counties in California have the highest average salaries for ministers:
- Los Angeles County - $71,320 per year
- Santa Barbara County - $71,220 per year
- Orange County - $63,720 per year
A minister in the following counties in California make the lowest salaries on average:
- Lassen County - $42,350 per year
- Kern County - $45,640 per year
- Stanislaus County - $48,240 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in ministry and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as christian counseling or theology.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Bachelor's Degree in Ministry in California
- Master's Degree in Ministry in California
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|7,801 miles from location||Azusa Pacific University||Azusa||CA||31.8299||39%||8,539|
|7,847 miles from location||Pepperdine University||Malibu||CA||75.691||33%||7,733|
|7,812 miles from location||Biola University||La Mirada||CA||78.7586||52%||5,942|
|7,814 miles from location||Fuller Theological Seminary in California||Pasadena||CA||0.354516||n/a||2,966|
|7,810 miles from location||Vanguard University of Southern California||Costa Mesa||CA||26.3513||43%||1,923|
|7,783 miles from location||La Sierra University||Riverside||CA||20.5713||46%||1,857|
|7,830 miles from location||The Master's College and Seminary||Newhall||CA||32.7372||97%||1,348|
|7,882 miles from location||Simpson University||Redding||CA||52.8699||37%||1,143|
|7,805 miles from location||Hope International University||Fullerton||CA||45.9548||47%||987|
|7,876 miles from location||William Jessup University||Rocklin||CA||52.9044||58%||578|
|7,955 miles from location||Bethany University||Scotts Valley||CA||20.8719||55%||497|
|7,830 miles from location||King's University||Van Nuys||CA||14.0254||91%||422|
|7,962 miles from location||San Francisco Theological Seminary||San Anselmo||CA||0.0481692||n/a||403|
|7,792 miles from location||Claremont School of Theology||Claremont||CA||0.0423124||n/a||354|
|7,809 miles from location||Bethesda Christian University||Anaheim||CA||42.6983||100%||295|
|7,824 miles from location||World Mission University||Los Angeles||CA||26.9884||100%||288|
|7,771 miles from location||Southern California Seminary||El Cajon||CA||7.42219||n/a||195|
|7,949 miles from location||Pacific School of Religion||Berkeley||CA||0.0225905||n/a||189|
|7,781 miles from location||Bethel Seminary San Diego||San Diego||CA||0.0193632||n/a||162|
|7,948 miles from location||Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University||Berkeley||CA||0.0166141||n/a||139|
|7,773 miles from location||Westminster Theological Seminary in California||Escondido||CA||0.0163751||n/a||137|
|7,845 miles from location||Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary||Fresno||CA||0.0141041||n/a||118|
|7,948 miles from location||Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary||Berkeley||CA||0.0119526||n/a||100|
|7,859 miles from location||St. John's Seminary||Camarillo||CA||0.0108769||n/a||91|
|7,948 miles from location||Church Divinity School of the Pacific||Berkeley||CA||0.00992069||n/a||83|
|7,949 miles from location||Starr King School for Ministry||Berkeley||CA||0.00956212||n/a||80|
|7,949 miles from location||Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology||Berkeley||CA||0.00944259||n/a||79|
|7,949 miles from location||American Baptist Seminary of the West||Berkeley||CA||0.00764969||n/a||64|
|7,948 miles from location||Franciscan School of Theology||Berkeley||CA||0.00753016||n/a||63|
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education +||2,770||$42,210||6.1%|
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