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Ministry Schools In Oregon

There are 6 accredited ministry schools in Oregon for faculty who teach ministry classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in ministry in the state of Oregon, which encompasses ministry training at the following levels:


  1. George Fox University

    414 N Meridian St, Newberg, Oregon 97132

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  2. Marylhurst University

    17600 Pacific Hwy - Hwy 43, Marylhurst, Oregon 97036-0261

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  3. Mount Angel Seminary

    1 Abbey Dr, Saint Benedict, Oregon 97373-0505

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  4. Multnomah University

    8435 NE Glisan St, Portland, Oregon 97220

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  5. Northwest Christian University

    828 East 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401-3745

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  6. Western Seminary

    5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97215-3367

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Professional Trends

Oregon Vs. National Ministry Employment

Oregon 5,690
National 59,660

Of all of the ministry professionals in the country, nearly 10% are in the state of Oregon.

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Oregon

5,590 6,010 6,110 5,840 5,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Oregon, the field of ministry is growing. In 2010 there were 100 more ministry professionals working in Oregon than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of ministry has grown by 2% in Oregon. This is slower 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 Oregon

$40,915 $39,180 $39,475 $41,065 $42,995
$45,036 $46,427 $47,124 $48,511 $50,274
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to ministry professionals are growing in Oregon. In 2006 ministry professionals made a mean salary of $40,915 per year, and in 2010 they made $42,995 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Oregon

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This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 207% 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 Oregon.

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Oregon

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of ministry professionals is increasing in Oregon state, the number of students graduating from the 6 accredited ministry schools in Oregon state is also increasing. In 2006, 66 students graduated from ministry courses in Oregon. And in 2010, 108 students graduated.

This represents a 64% increase in the number of ministry degree or certificate school graduates in Oregon state. Most of these graduates, or 63%, earned a master's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Oregon

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