Ministry Schools In Virginia

In Virginia, there are 7 accredited schools where ministry classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of ministry and ministry training in Virginia, which includes ministry training at the following levels:

  • Ministry Certificate
  • Masters degree in Ministry
  • PhD degree in Ministry


  1. Regent University

    1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Mennonite University

    1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Liberty University

    1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Union Presbyterian Seminary

    3401 Brook Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23227

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Virginia University of Lynchburg

    2058 Garfield Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Virginia Union University

    1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

    3400 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227-4536

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Ministry Employment

Virginia 1,500
National 59,660

Approximately 3% of the country's ministry professionals work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Virginia

950 1,060 1,180 1,210 1,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, ministry is a growing field. In 2010 there were 550 more ministry professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of ministry professionals has grown by 58%. This growth 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 Virginia

$36,015 $40,025 $44,020 $44,040 $42,895
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to ministry professionals are growing in Virginia. In 2006 ministry professionals made a mean salary of $36,015 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,895 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Virginia

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Thus, ministry professionals' salaries grew by 16% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Virginia state, within the field of ministry, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid ministry professionals earn 227% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Virginia

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In Virginia, 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 Virginia


As the number of ministry professionals is increasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited ministry schools in Virginia state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 284 ministry graduates from ministry courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 477 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of ministry school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia by 68%. 75% of these graduates received a master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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