Ministry in Oregon

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Schools Offering Ministry Programs in Oregon


Around 0.1% of Oregon's graduates graduate from ministry degree programs every year. Thus, Oregon's 6 ministry schools put out approximately 108 ministers each year.

Top Schools

Multnomah University, which is located in Portland, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a ministry program. It received a ranking of 44th in the country in 2010. 52 students graduated with a degree in ministry from Multnomah University in 2010. The tuition rate at Multnomah University was $14,280 per year.

Northwest Christian University, which is located in Eugene, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a ministry program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with degree in ministry from Northwest Christian University in 2010. Tuition at Northwest Christian University was $22,900 per year.

George Fox University, which is located in Newberg, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a ministry program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. In 2010, George Fox University graduated 14 students from its ministry programs. Tuition at George Fox University was $27,970 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oregon's ministry schools ranges from $27,970 per year to $14,280 per year. But, the average tuition is $16,772 per year. In 2010, the ministry schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Oregon were:

  1. George Fox University - located in Newberg, students are charged $27,970 per year
  2. Northwest Christian University - located in Eugene, students are charged $22,900 per year
  3. Mount Angel Seminary - located in Saint Benedict, students are charged $17,749 per year

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

  1. Multnomah University - located in Portland, students are charged $14,280 per year
  2. Marylhurst University - located in Marylhurst, students are charged $17,730 per year
  3. Mount Angel Seminary - located in Saint Benedict, students are charged $17,749 per year

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

The highest percentage of ministry graduates in Oregon pursue careers as a minister. If you decide to work as a minister in Oregon, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,870 Oregon ministers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Oregon ministers:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,480 ministers
  2. Baker County - 420 ministers
  3. Lane County - 390 ministers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of ministers in the state of Oregon will grow to 4,080. This would require a 7% growth in the profession.

Salary

A minister in Oregon makes an average of $51,180 per year. However, Oregon ministers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,550 per year to more than $87,770 per year in 2010. A minister in the following Oregon counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Clackamas County - $57,360 per year
  2. Lane County - $52,430 per year
  3. Marion County - $50,840 per year

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

  1. Baker County - $41,800 per year
  2. Douglas County - $41,830 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $43,800 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in ministry. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Ministry in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Ministry in Oregon

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,781 miles from location George Fox University Newberg OR 30.8006 39% 3,388
7,765 miles from location Marylhurst University Marylhurst OR 10.6716 n/a 1,902
7,758 miles from location Multnomah University Portland OR 56.1773 60% 851
7,759 miles from location Western Seminary Portland OR 0.0811584 n/a 679
7,823 miles from location Northwest Christian University Eugene OR 52.8337 14% 557
7,780 miles from location Mount Angel Seminary Saint Benedict OR 30.4361 100% 152
 

Curious what studying Ministry gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Clergy + 3,870 $51,180 -6.1%
2
Directors, Religious Activities and Education + 1,820 $34,810 19.0%
 

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