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Ministry Schools In Iowa

There are 2 accredited ministry schools in Iowa for faculty who teach ministry classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of ministry and ministry training in Iowa, which includes ministry training at the following levels:


  1. Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

    1900 NW 4th St, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-2152

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Ministry Employment

Iowa 480
National 59,660

Approximately 1% of the country's ministry professionals work in Iowa state.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Iowa

380 400 340 520 480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, ministry is a growing field. There were 100 more ministry professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of ministry professionals has grown by 26%. This is faster 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 Iowa

$36,270 $38,150 $43,905 $36,910 $37,930
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of ministry professionals is growing, the salaries earned by ministry professionals are increasing. The mean salary for ministry professionals in 2006 was $36,270 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $37,930 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Iowa

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This represents a growth in salaries of 4%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of ministry, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid ministry professionals earning 171% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Iowa

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In Iowa, ministry professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of ministry professionals is increasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 2 accredited ministry schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 59 graduates in 2006. And there were 10 graduates from ministry courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of ministry school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa by 83%. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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