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Ministry Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 9 accredited ministry schools where ministry faculty who teach ministry classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of ministry and ministry training in Massachusetts, which includes ministry training at the following levels:


  1. Andover Newton Theological School

    210 Herrick Rd, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459-2243

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Episcopal Divinity School

    99 Brattle St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-3494

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

    130 Essex St, South Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    1 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Blessed John XXIII National Seminary

    558 South Ave, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-2699

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Saint John's Seminary

    127 Lake Street, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135-3846

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Ministry Employment

Massachusetts 480
National 59,660

Of all of the ministry professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Massachusetts

590 590 520 470 480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of ministry is shrinking. There were 110 less ministry professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has shrunk by 19% in four years. This decline 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 Massachusetts

$42,115 $44,090 $49,175 $53,910 $53,870
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
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 increasing in Massachusetts. The mean salary for ministry professionals in 2006 was $42,115 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,870 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Massachusetts

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This represents a 22% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Massachusetts, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of ministry. The pay differential between the highest paid ministry professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 100%

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited ministry schools in Massachusetts is decreasing. In 2006, 304 students graduated from ministry courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 238 students graduated.

This represents a 22% decrease in the number of ministry degree or certificate school graduates in Massachusetts state. A majority of these graduates, or 73%, graduated with an master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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