Ministry Schools In Texas

Texas has 16 accredited ministry schools where ministry faculty who teach ministry classes can find employment. The trends in Texas' ministry academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in ministry includes ministry training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Ministry
  • Bachelors degree in Ministry
  • Masters degree in Ministry


Schools

  1. Abilene Christian University

    1600 Campus Court, Abilene, Texas 79699

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  2. Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

    100 E 27th St, Austin, Texas 78705-5797

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  3. Baylor University

    500 Speight Ave., Waco, Texas 76798

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Dallas Baptist University

    3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211-9299

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  5. Dallas Theological Seminary

    3909 Swiss Ave, Dallas, Texas 75204

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  6. East Texas Baptist University

    1209 North Grove St., Marshall, Texas 75670-1498

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  7. Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest

    501 E. 32nd St., Austin, Texas 78705

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  8. Hardin-Simmons University

    2200 Hickory, Abilene, Texas 79698-0001

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  9. Howard Payne University

    1000 Fisk St., Brownwood, Texas 76801-2794

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  10. LeTourneau University

    2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, Texas 75607-7001

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  11. Lubbock Christian University

    5601 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79407-2099

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  12. University of St Thomas in Houston

    3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006-4696

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Southern Methodist University

    6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Southwestern Assemblies of God University

    1200 Sycamore, Waxahachie, Texas 75165

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  15. Houston Graduate School of Theology

    2501 Central Parkway, Suite A19, Houston, Texas 77092-7729

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  16. Brite Divinity School

    2800 S. University Dr., Forth Worth, Texas 76129

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Ministry Employment

Texas 2,050
National 59,660

Of all of the ministry professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Texas state.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Texas

1,490 1,600 1,820 1,910 2,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of ministry professionals is growing in Texas. There were 560 more ministry professionals working in Texas in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 38% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for ministry professionals which shows a 13% increase in the number of ministry professionals working around the nation.

Ministry VS. All Professions salaries in Texas

$40,380 $43,675 $46,995 $51,150 $48,315
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
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 Texas. In 2006 ministry professionals made a mean salary of $40,380 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,315 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Texas

10th percentile
$22,240
25th percentile
$32,875
50th percentile
$43,485
75th percentile
$63,710
90th percentile
$79,030

This represents a growth in salaries of 16%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 255% pay differential between the highest paid ministry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of ministry in Texas.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Texas

Christian Counseling
$55,910
Ministry
$48,315
Theology
$55,195

In Texas, ministry professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
7
master
15
doctor
0
Certificate
0
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The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited ministry schools in Texas is decreasing. In Texas, there were 727 graduates in 2006. And there were 431 graduates from ministry courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 41% percent decrease in the number of ministry school degree or certificate graduates in Texas. A majority of these graduates, or 65%, graduated with an master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Texas

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