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Fast Facts for Clergy in Ohio

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Dayton, Youngstown and Cincinnati
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Columbus, Cleveland and Akron
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Cincinnati, Dayton and Cleveland

Salaries for Clergy in Ohio

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Columbus, Cleveland and Dayton

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  • Doctor of Ministry
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  • M.A. in Christian Ministry
  • Master of Divinity with an Emphasis in Global Ministry
  • B.A. in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Biblical Studies
  • Prepare for your mission - earn your bachelor's or master's degree in theology online with Grand Canyon University.
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  • GCU's College of Theology exists to educate students to communicate the gospel effectively, serve the church faithfully and minister with integrity.
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  • Master of Divinity - Intercultural Studies
  • Master of Laws - Human Rights
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Marketplace Ministry
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
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  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
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  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Practical Theology
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Biblical Studies
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Pastoral Ministry
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
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  • Ed.D. in Christian Leadership
  • Doctor of Ministry: Evangelism & Church Planting
  • M.Div: Homiletics
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More Ohio Clergy Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Ashland
Doctorate
6,493
Cincinnati
Masters & First Professional
238
Berea
Masters
4,383
Columbus
First-professional
25
Bluffton
Masters
1,117
Columbus
Masters & First Professional
3,713
Cleveland
Doctorate & First Professional
9,844
Cedarville
Masters
3,055
Cincinnati
Masters
1,051
Cleveland
Doctorate & First Professional
15,038
Cincinnati
Doctorate
2,282
Defiance
Masters
973
Granville
Bachelor
2,242
Steubenville
Masters
2,434
Cincinnati
Bachelor
285
Cincinnati
Doctorate & First Professional
232
Tiffin
Masters
1,584
Hiram
Masters
1,271
Cleveland
Masters
3,766
Gambier
Bachelor
1,662
Sylvania
Masters
2,021
Canton
Masters
2,371
Delaware
Doctorate
234
Oxford
Doctorate
15,968
Alliance
Bachelor
2,138
Mount Vernon
Masters
2,675
New Concord
Masters
2,099
Cleveland
Masters
1,490
Oberlin
Masters
2,774
Ada
Doctorate
3,603
Athens
Doctorate
21,089
Delaware
Bachelor
1,986
Westerville
Doctorate
3,107
Wilberforce
Doctorate
120
Columbus
Masters
194
Wooster
Bachelor
1,781
Findlay
Masters & First Professional
5,388
Columbus
Masters & First Professional
176
Dayton
Doctorate & First Professional
248
Dayton
Doctorate
10,395
Toledo
Doctorate & First Professional
19,767
Pepper Pike
Masters
1,550
North Canton
Doctorate
2,522
Findlay
Doctorate & First Professional
112
Springfield
Masters
2,078
Dayton
Doctorate & First Professional
16,151
Cincinnati
Doctorate
6,646
Youngstown
Doctorate
13,595

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Clergy

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Ohio. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Clergy

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Clergy relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Akron 100 $39,910
Canton 80 $36,900
Massillon 80 $36,900
Cleveland 230 $52,640
Elyria 230 $52,640
Columbus 270 $40,820
Dayton 220 $38,690
Toledo 120 $43,580

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