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Ministry Schools In Michigan

Ministry classes faculty can choose to work at one of 10 accredited ministry schools in Michigan. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in ministry in the state of Michigan, which encompasses ministry training at the following levels:


  1. Andrews University

    Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104

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  2. Calvin Theological Seminary

    3233 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546-4387

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  3. Grace Bible College

    1011 Aldon SW, Wyoming, Michigan 49509

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  4. Cornerstone University

    1001 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-5897

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  5. Great Lakes Christian College

    6211 W Willow Hwy, Lansing, Michigan 48917-1299

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  6. Rochester College

    800 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307

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  7. Kuyper College

    3333 East Beltline N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-9781

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  8. Spring Arbor University

    106 E. Main St, Spring Arbor, Michigan 49283-9799

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  9. Western Theological Seminary

    101 E 13th St, Holland, Michigan 49423-3622

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  10. Ecumenical Theological Seminary

    2930 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

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Professional Trends

Michigan Vs. National Ministry Employment

Michigan 3,020
National 59,660

Of all of the ministry professionals that work in the US, approximately 5% work in Michigan state.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Michigan

2,510 3,180 2,610 2,910 3,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Ministry is a growing field in Michigan. 510 more ministry professionals were working in Michigan in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of ministry professionals has grown by 20%. 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 Michigan

$34,155 $33,835 $37,925 $38,415 $38,305
$45,563 $47,071 $48,208 $48,728 $49,286
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by ministry professionals is increasing in Michigan. The mean salary for ministry professionals in 2006 was $34,155 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $38,305 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Michigan

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Thus, ministry professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 180% 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 Michigan.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Michigan

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 10 accredited ministry schools in Michigan is decreasing. In 2006, 237 students graduated from ministry courses in Michigan. And in 2010, 222 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of ministry school degree or certificate graduates in Michigan by 6%. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Michigan

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