Ministry in Ohio

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Schools Offering Ministry Programs in Ohio

Around 0.1% of Ohio's graduates graduate from ministry degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 248 ministers graduate from Ohio's 15 ministry schools.

Top Schools

Cedarville University, which is located in Cedarville, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a ministry program. It received a ranking of 31st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Cedarville University's ministry program. The tuition rate at Cedarville University was $23,500 per year.

Ohio Northern University, which is located in Ada, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a ministry program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Ohio Northern University graduated 4 students from its ministry program. Ohio Northern University charged in-state students $33,099 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio that has a ministry program is Ashland University. Ashland University, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Ashland. In 2010, Ashland University graduated 39 students from its ministry programs. Students at Ashland University paid $27,412 per year in tuition fees.


Ministry schools in Ohio, charge students an average tuition of $13,184 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $33,099 per year, or as little as $13,780 per year. The Ohio ministry schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Ohio Northern University - located in Ada, students are charged $33,099 per year
  2. Ashland University - located in Ashland, students are charged $27,412 per year
  3. Bluffton University - located in Bluffton, students are charged $24,930 per year

The ministry schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Ohio were:

  1. Cincinnati Christian University - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $13,780 per year
  2. Ohio Christian University - located in Circleville, students are charged $15,750 per year
  3. Pontifical College Josephinum - located in Columbus, students are charged $17,939 per year

A ministry degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Most people who graduate from ministry school in Ohio go on to work as a minister. If you decide to work as a minister in Ohio, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,410 Ohio ministers as of 2010. In Ohio, the largest numbers of ministers work in the following counties:

  1. Dearborn County - 310 ministers
  2. Greene County - 170 ministers
  3. Cuyahoga County - 160 ministers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of ministers in Ohio will grow by 12%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 30,240 ministers working in Ohio.


On average, ministers earn $42,960 per year. However, Ohio ministers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,440 per year to more than $78,180 per year in 2010. A minister in the following Ohio counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Adams County - $50,150 per year
  2. Delaware County - $49,850 per year
  3. Ashland County - $49,080 per year

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

  1. Auglaize County - $28,880 per year
  2. Fulton County - $35,600 per year
  3. Dearborn County - $38,820 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in ministry in Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Ministry in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Ministry in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Ministry in Ohio

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,902 miles from location Ohio Northern University Ada OH 67.3993 25% 3,636
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,775 miles from location Malone University Canton OH 28.5007 42% 2,620
5,906 miles from location Bluffton University Bluffton OH 28.3719 23% 1,127
5,847 miles from location Ohio Christian University Circleville OH 54.3097 100% 1,117
5,933 miles from location Cincinnati Christian University Cincinnati OH 25.4611 87% 1,022
5,921 miles from location United Theological Seminary Dayton OH 0.0292839 n/a 245
5,923 miles from location Athenaeum of Ohio Cincinnati OH 23.3039 n/a 234
5,859 miles from location Methodist Theological School in Ohio Delaware OH 0.0271324 n/a 227
5,851 miles from location Trinity Lutheran Seminary Columbus OH 0.0180485 n/a 151
5,900 miles from location Payne Theological Seminary Wilberforce OH 0.0164947 n/a 138
5,856 miles from location Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus OH 40.407 86% 137
5,894 miles from location Winebrenner Theological Seminary Findlay OH 0.0100402 n/a 84
5,851 miles from location Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary Columbus OH 0.00203194 n/a 17

Curious what studying Ministry gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Clergy + 1,410 $42,960 23.7%
Directors, Religious Activities and Education + 630 $36,670 21.2%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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