Ministry in Georgia

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Schools Offering Ministry Programs in Georgia


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Georgia receive ministry degrees every year. That means an estimated 450 ministers graduate from Georgia's 8 ministry schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a ministry program is Emory University. Emory University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. 139 students graduated with a degree in ministry from Emory University in 2010. Tuition at Emory University was $39,158 per year.

Mercer University, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a ministry program. It is located in Macon. In 2010, Mercer University graduated 41 students from its ministry program. Students at Mercer University paid $30,560 per year in tuition fees.

Brewton-Parker College, which was ranked 34th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a ministry program. It is located in Mount Vernon. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Brewton-Parker College ministry program. Brewton-Parker College charged in-state students $17,130 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's ministry schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $14,587 per year, though tuition can range from $39,158 per year to $5,376 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia ministry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Brewton-Parker College - located in Mount Vernon, students are charged $17,130 per year

The following Georgia ministry schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Luther Rice University - located in Lithonia, students are charged $5,376 per year
  2. Beulah Heights University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $8,588 per year
  3. Toccoa Falls College - located in Toccoa, students are charged $15,885 per year

A ministry degree from a Georgia school... what next?

A large number of Georgia ministry graduates become ministers. If you decide to work as a minister in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 580 Georgia ministers as of 2010. In Georgia, the largest numbers of ministers work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 300 ministers
  2. Russell County - 40 ministers
  3. Bulloch County

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of ministers in Georgia will grow by 28%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,780 ministers working in Georgia.

Salary

On average, a minister earns a salary of $47,820 per year in Georgia state. In 2010, however, some Georgia ministers earned as little as less than $22,540 per year or as much as more than $73,050 per year. A minister in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Barrow County - $51,830 per year
  2. Bibb County - $43,900 per year
  3. Bulloch County - $42,500 per year

The Georgia counties with the lowest average salary for ministers are:

  1. Russell County - $39,540 per year
  2. Bulloch County - $42,500 per year
  3. Bibb County - $43,900 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in ministry in Georgia and to compare salaries with various related fields such as christian counseling or theology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Ministry in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Ministry in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Ministry in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Ministry in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,792 miles from location Brewton-Parker College Mount Vernon GA 46.2674 50% 1,049
5,887 miles from location Luther Rice University Lithonia GA 7.12242 n/a 991
5,847 miles from location Toccoa Falls College Toccoa GA 28.3429 31% 816
5,900 miles from location Beulah Heights University Atlanta GA 7.88696 n/a 805
5,903 miles from location Interdenominational Theological Center Atlanta GA 0.0503207 n/a 421
5,896 miles from location Columbia Theological Seminary Decatur GA 0.0341845 n/a 286
 

Curious what studying Ministry gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Clergy + 580 $47,820 132.0%
2
Directors, Religious Activities and Education + 190 $52,530 58.3%
 

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