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Ministry Schools in California

There are 25 California schools offering ministry programs. 597 students graduated with degrees from California ministry schools in 2010. 578 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 19 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

631 students graduate from ministry programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 8% of students who schools in the United States graduate from ministry programs. Specifically, 19 students graduated with a ministry degree at the bachelor's level and 578 with a master's level degree.

25 ministry schools are in this state. And out of these, 25 schools are private. Tuition at a private ministry school varies from $4,420 to $39,080.

Average tuition for ministry programs is $27,384. The highest tuition for ministry programs, which is $39,080 every year, is at Pepperdine University, while the lowest tuition in this coastal state is at World Mission University.

Schools in this state offer certificates, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing ministry.

Ministry Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

631 students graduate from ministry programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 8% of students who schools in the United States graduate from ministry programs. Specifically, 19 students graduated with a ministry degree at the bachelor's level and 578 with a master's level degree.

Ministry Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 2
  • Certificate 2009: 1
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Bachelor 2006: 27
  • Bachelor 2007: 23
  • Bachelor 2008: 31
  • Bachelor 2009: 19
  • Bachelor 2010: 19
  • Master 2006: 0
  • Master 2007: 0
  • Master 2008: 165
  • Master 2009: 211
  • Master 2010: 578
  • Doctorate 2006: 571
  • Doctorate 2007: 579
  • Doctorate 2008: 468
  • Doctorate 2009: 362
  • Doctorate 2010: 0

Ministry Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 30 ministry programs. Of these programs, 76.7% are programs at the master's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level and the doctoral level.

Ministry Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 23
  • Doctorate: 1

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28640
  • 25th Percentile: 41870
  • Median: 55330
  • 75th Percentile: 72820
  • 90th Percentile: 98770

Religious Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Religious Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17870
  • 25th Percentile: 19150
  • Median: 25930
  • 75th Percentile: 37000
  • 90th Percentile: 45640

Clergy — Employment Trend

Clergy — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48850
  • Median Salary 2007: 50660
  • Median Salary 2008: 51960
  • Median Salary 2009: 55350
  • Median Salary 2010: 55330
  • Total Employed 2006: 4230
  • Total Employed 2007: 4250
  • Total Employed 2008: 3950
  • Total Employed 2009: 3970
  • Total Employed 2010: 4330

Religious Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Religious Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24290
  • Median Salary 2007: 26050
  • Median Salary 2008: 25780
  • Median Salary 2009: 25650
  • Median Salary 2010: 25930
  • Total Employed 2006: 360
  • Total Employed 2007: 350
  • Total Employed 2008: 370
  • Total Employed 2009: 690
  • Total Employed 2010: 920

California vs National Ministry Employment

California vs National Ministry Employment

  • Employed in California: 10.519% (5250)

Ministry Schools in California

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1. The Master's College and Seminary

21726 Placerita Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200
(661) 259-3540

The Master's College and Seminary offers two programs in ministry. Out of those, students are offered one bachelor's level ministry degree by this school and one master's level degree in ministry. It is in the suburbs of Santa Clarita, California.

2. The Franciscan School of Theology

1712 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709-1208
(510) 848-5232

The Franciscan School of Theology is a 4-year institution, founded in 1854. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Berkeley, CA. FST offers subjects including theology and ministry. It offers two masters level degrees to students. 64 students pursued degrees from the two programs at this school in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

3. The Fuller Theological Seminary in California

135 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91182
(626) 584-5200

The Fuller Theological Seminary in California is in the center of Pasadena and this school offers one program in ministry. Overall, 3,005 students seek degrees in 13 Fuller programs.

4. The Westminster Theological Seminary in California

1725 Bear Valley Pky
Escondido, CA 92027
(760) 480-8474

The Westminster Theological Seminary in California is in the suburbs of Escondido, California and this school offers one ministry program.

5. The Starr King School for Ministry

2441 Le Conte AVE
Berkeley, CA 94709-1209
(510) 845-6232x6

The Starr King School for Ministry, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Berkeley, CA and this school offers one ministry program. It is a 4-year institution.

6. The San Francisco Theological Seminary

105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960-0000
(415) 451-2800

The San Francisco Theological Seminary is located in the suburbs of San Anselmo, California and SFTS offers one ministry program. 375 students seek degrees in four programs at this school, overall.

7. The Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

2301 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94708-1816
(510) 849-2030

The Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Berkeley, CA and DSPT offers one program in ministry. DSPT is a 4-year institution. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of California offering ministry in terms of programs.

8. Simpson University

2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003-8606
(530) 224-5600

Simpson University, which is very close to Redding, California, is located in a rural setting. This school offers two ministry programs. More specifically, this school offers students one bachelor's level degree in ministry and one ministry degree at the master's level. 1,216 students seek degrees in 35 programs at Sompson, overall. In terms of enrollment, this liberal arts college ranks ninth in the state of California.

9. The Church Divinity School of the Pacific

2451 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709-1211
(510) 204-0700

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Berkeley, CA and it offers one program in ministry.

10. The Southern California Seminary

2075 E. Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92019-1108
(619) 201-8999

The Southern California Seminary is in the suburbs of El Cajon, California and this school offers one program in ministry.

11. St John's Seminary

5012 Seminary Rd
Camarillo, CA 93012-2500
(805) 482-2755x1014

St John's Seminary, which is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Camarillo, CA and it offers one ministry program. Overall, 89 students pursue degrees in two St John's Seminary programs.

12. The Claremont School of Theology

1325 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711-3199
(909) 447-2500

The Claremont School of Theology is in the suburbs of Claremont, California and it offers one program in ministry. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California. It is the seventh biggest institution in the state of California offering ministry in terms of programs.

13. Biola University

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
(562) 903-6000

Biola University is located in the suburbs of La Mirada, California and BU offers one ministry program. This mid-sized school is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering ministry.

14. King's University

14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405-2233
(818) 779-8040

King's University, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Van Nuys, CA and it offers one ministry program. Overall, 462 students pursue degrees in seven King's University programs.

15. Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

1735 LeRoy Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 549-5000

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is in Berkeley, CA and JST offers one ministry program. Overall, 135 students seek degrees in four programs at this specialized school.

16. La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515-8247
(951) 785-2000

La Sierra University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Riverside, CA and LSU offers one ministry program. This small school is a 4-year institution. La SIerra ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

17. Bethesda Christian University

730 N. Euclid St
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 517-1945

Bethesda Christian University offers one program in ministry and BCU, which is 1.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Anaheim, CA.

18. Bethel Seminary - San Diego

6116 Arosa St
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 582-8188

Bethel Seminary-San Diego is 6.3 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in ministry. Overall, 182 students seek degrees in five Bethel programs.

19. The American Baptist Seminary of the West

2606 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704-3029
(510) 841-1905

The American Baptist Seminary of the West, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Berkeley, CA. This school offers two ministry programs. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the master's level in ministry by this specialized school and one doctorate level ministry degree. It is a 4-year institution. ABSW is the biggest institution in the state of California offering ministry in terms of programs.

20. The Pacific School of Religion

1798 Scenic Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-0528

The Pacific School of Religion, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Berkeley, CA and it offers one program in ministry. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in ministry.

21. Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
(626) 969-3434

Azusa Pacific University offers one ministry program and this school is in the suburbs of Azusa, California. Overall, 9,258 students seek degrees in 55 Azusa Pacific University programs. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in ministry.

22. The Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

2770 Marin Ave
Berkeley, CA 94708-1597
(510) 524-5264

The Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, which is 2.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Berkeley, CA and this school offers one ministry program. 133 students seek degrees in three programs at this school, overall.

23. William Jessup University

333 Sunset Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765-3707
(916) 577-2200

William Jessup University, which is very close to Rocklin, California, is in a rural area. It offers two programs in ministry. More specifically, it offers students one ministry certificate and one ministry degree at the bachelor's level. This school is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering ministry programs.

24. World Mission University

500 Shatto Pl Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 388-1000

World Mission University offers one program in ministry and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Los Angeles, CA. 243 students seek degrees in seven World Mission University programs, overall.

25. Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000

Pepperdine University is in the suburbs of Malibu, California and this school offers one ministry program.

26. The Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-3610

The Vanguard University of Southern California offers one program in ministry and Vanguard, which is near the center of the city, is in Costa Mesa, CA. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, VU ranks first in the state of California.

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