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Ministry Schools In Tennessee

There are 13 accredited ministry schools in Tennessee for faculty who teach ministry classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the ministry academic community in Tennessee, and the future trends in ministry training at the following levels:


  1. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Emmanuel Christian Seminary

    One Walker Dr, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601-9989

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Free Will Baptist Bible College

    3606 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37205-0117

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. King College

    1350 King College Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Memphis Theological Seminary

    168 East Parkway South, Memphis, Tennessee 38104-4395

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Victory University

    255 N Highland, Memphis, Tennessee 38111-1375

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Sewanee-The University of the South

    735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37383-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Tennessee Temple University

    1815 Union Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

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  11. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Ministry Employment

Tennessee 530
National 59,660

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

Employment Growth for Ministry professionals In Tennessee

420 550 550 560 530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, the field of ministry is growing. In Tennessee, 110 more ministry professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 26% growth in the field. 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 Tennessee

$21,080 $52,485 $51,620 $52,505 $57,610
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Ministry
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of ministry professionals is growing, the salaries paid to ministry professionals are increasing in Tennessee. The mean salary for ministry professionals in 2006 was $21,080 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $57,610 per year.

Salary percentiles for Ministry professionals in Tennessee

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This represents a growth in salaries of 63%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Tennessee, 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 161%

Average Salaries for Ministry professionals and related professions in Tennessee

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In Tennessee, ministry professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 13 accredited ministry schools in Tennessee is decreasing. In Tennessee, there were 199 graduates in 2006. And there were 189 graduates from ministry courses in 2010.

This represents a 5% decrease in the number of ministry degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. 55% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in ministry.

Ministry Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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