Ministry Schools In New Jersey

New Jersey has 4 accredited ministry schools where ministry faculty who teach ministry classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the ministry academic community in New Jersey, and the future trends in ministry training at the following levels:

  • Masters degree in Ministry
  • PhD degree in Ministry


  1. Drew University

    36 Madison Ave, Madison, New Jersey 07940

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. New Brunswick Theological Seminary

    17 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1107

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Princeton Theological Seminary

    64 Mercer St, Princeton, New Jersey 08542-0803

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Seton Hall University

    400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2697

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Ministry Employment

New Jersey 1,070
National 59,660

Of all of the ministry professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of New Jersey.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In New Jersey

1,320 1,360 1,290 1,210 1,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Ministry is a shrinking field in New Jersey. In New Jersey, 250 less ministry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of ministry has shrunk by 19% in New Jersey. This decline is faster than the change in the number of ministry professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of ministry professionals has grown by 13% from 2006 to 2010.

Ministry VS. All Professions salaries in New Jersey

$53,810 $53,155 $49,535 $49,910 $51,565
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of ministry professionals is declining, the salaries paid to ministry professionals are decreasing in New Jersey. The mean salary for ministry professionals in 2006 was $53,810 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $51,565 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in New Jersey

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Thus, ministry professionals' salaries declined by 4% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In New Jersey state, within the field of ministry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid ministry professionals earn 196% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in New Jersey

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Ministry professionals in New Jersey earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Ministry programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey


The number of students graduating from the 4 accredited ministry schools in New Jersey is increasing. In 2006 there were 231 ministry graduates from ministry courses in New Jersey and in 2010 there were 255 graduates.

Thus there was a 10% percent increase in the number of ministry school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey. Most of these graduates, or 80%, earned a master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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