Ministry in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Ministry Programs in Massachusetts


Around 0.1% of Massachusetts's graduates graduate from ministry degree programs every year. That means an estimated 301 ministers graduate from Massachusetts' 9 ministry schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a ministry program is Harvard University. Harvard University, which was ranked 0th in the country in 2010, is located in Cambridge. In 2010, 56 students graduated from Harvard University's ministry program. The tuition rate at Harvard University was $38,415 per year.

Boston College, which is located in Chestnut Hill, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a ministry program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Boston College graduated 12 students from its ministry program. Tuition at Boston College was $40,542 per year.

Gordon College, which is located in Wenham, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a ministry program. It received a ranking of 31st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Gordon College ministry program. Students at Gordon College paid $29,458 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at Massachusetts' ministry schools ranges from $40,542 per year to $13,750 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,215 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts ministry schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, students are charged $40,542 per year
  2. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, students are charged $38,415 per year
  3. Gordon College - located in Wenham, students are charged $29,458 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Massachusetts ministry schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Saint John's Seminary - located in Brighton, students are charged $13,750 per year
  2. Eastern Nazarene College - located in Quincy, students are charged $23,772 per year
  3. Gordon College - located in Wenham, students are charged $29,458 per year

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

Most people who graduate from ministry school in Massachusetts go on to work as a minister. If you decide to work as a minister in Massachusetts, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 480 Massachusetts ministers as of 2010. The largest populations of Massachusetts ministers are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 320 ministers
  2. Hartford County - 70 ministers
  3. Windham County - 40 ministers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of ministers is expected to grow by 9% by 2018. There are projected to be 560 ministers working in the Massachusetts then.

Salary

A minister in Massachusetts makes an average of $53,870 per year. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts ministers earned as little as less than $18,230 per year or as much as more than $74,340 per year. The following counties in Massachusetts have the highest average salaries for ministers:

  1. Bristol County - $54,430 per year
  2. Windham County - $53,570 per year
  3. Hartford County - $52,190 per year

The following counties in Massachusetts have the lowest average salaries for ministers:

  1. Hartford County - $52,190 per year
  2. Windham County - $53,570 per year
  3. Bristol County - $54,430 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Ministry in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,268 miles from location Harvard University Cambridge MA 100.0 80% 27,651
5,270 miles from location Boston College Chestnut Hill MA 86.2323 25% 15,036
5,258 miles from location Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton MA 0.226144 n/a 1,892
5,257 miles from location Gordon College Wenham MA 68.7889 35% 1,685
5,261 miles from location Eastern Nazarene College Quincy MA 54.2902 35% 1,075
5,271 miles from location Andover Newton Theological School Newton Center MA 0.0359775 n/a 301
5,270 miles from location Saint John's Seminary Brighton MA 8.27744 100% 145
5,268 miles from location Episcopal Divinity School Cambridge MA 0.0108769 n/a 91
5,277 miles from location Blessed John XXIII National Seminary Weston MA 0.00669348 n/a 56
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Clergy + 480 $53,870 17.1%
 

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