Ministry Schools In Pennsylvania

There are 18 accredited ministry schools in Pennsylvania for faculty who teach ministry classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in ministry in the state of Pennsylvania, which encompasses ministry training at the following levels:

  • Ministry Certificate
  • Associates degree in Ministry
  • Bachelors degree in Ministry
  • Masters degree in Ministry
  • PhD degree in Ministry


Schools

  1. Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

    801 Tomlinson Rd, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009-0717

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  2. Baptist Bible College and Seminary

    538 Venard Rd, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411-1250

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  3. Biblical Theological Seminary

    200 N Main St, Hatfield, Pennsylvania 19440

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  4. Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

    1380 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446-4797

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  5. Eastern University

    1300 Eagle Rd, Saint Davids, Pennsylvania 19087-3696

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  6. Geneva College

    3200 College Ave, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 15010-3599

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  7. Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

    61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325-1795

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  8. Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

    7301 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119-1794

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  9. Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary

    1200 Main St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018-6650

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  10. Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne

    200 Manor Ave, Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047-2990

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  11. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

    616 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206-2596

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  12. Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

    7418 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208-2594

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  13. Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook

    100 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 19096

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  14. Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church

    826 Second Avenue, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-1257

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  15. Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry

    311 Eleventh St, Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003-2397

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  16. Valley Forge Christian College

    1401 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460

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  17. Westminster Theological Seminary

    2960 W Church Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038

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  18. Bethel Seminary of the East

    2325 Maryland Road, Suite 225, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Ministry Employment

Pennsylvania 2,610
National 59,660

Approximately 4% of the country's ministry professionals work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Pennsylvania

2,490 2,620 2,630 2,790 2,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of ministry professionals is growing in Pennsylvania. In 2010 there were 120 more ministry professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of ministry professionals has grown by 5%. This is slower than the trend for ministry professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of ministry professionals has grown by 13% between 2006 and 2010.

Ministry VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$35,660 $36,825 $38,855 $39,585 $39,205
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of ministry professionals is growing, the salaries paid to ministry professionals are increasing in Pennsylvania. The mean salary for ministry professionals in 2006 was $35,660 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,205 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$18,590
25th percentile
$23,180
50th percentile
$33,285
75th percentile
$49,235
90th percentile
$65,670

Thus, ministry professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Pennsylvania state, within the field of ministry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid ministry professionals earn 253% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Christian Counseling
$44,398
Ministry
$39,205
Theology
$59,465

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

Educational Trends

Ministry programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania

associate
1
bachelor
4
master
18
doctor
1
Certificate
1
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The number of students graduating from the 18 accredited ministry schools in Pennsylvania is decreasing. In Pennsylvania, there were 491 graduates in 2006. And there were 412 graduates from ministry courses in 2010.

This represents a 16% decrease in the number of ministry degree or certificate school graduates in Pennsylvania state. A majority of these graduates, or 72%, graduated with an master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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