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Basic Certificates in Religious Studies

76 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in religion is offered at 27 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 22% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.6% of religion graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Religion Majors

In 2018-2019, 76 basic certificates were awarded to religion majors. This earns it the #184 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in religion at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,941
Master’s Degree 828
Associate’s Degree 779
Doctor’s Degree 238
Basic Certificate 76
Undergraduate Certificate 46
Graduate Certificate 33

Earnings of Religion Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for religion majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in religion. About 57.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 32
Women 44
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Religion

The racial-ethnic distribution of religion basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 55
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 3
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religion Basic Certificate Students

There are 27 colleges that offer a basic certificate in religion. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
24 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for religion students seekinga basic certificate is University of Wisconsin - Madison. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 basic certificates were handed out to religion majors at UW - Madison. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#2

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, North Carolina
16 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for religion majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,784 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,472 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their basic certificate in religion from SEBTS. Of these students, 19% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for religion majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus. Roughly 32,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,530 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in religion from Pitt.

#4

East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Texas Baptist University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in religion. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,050 per year.

The religion program at East Texas Baptist University awarded 8 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 88% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in religion. Roughly 53,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

The religion program at Arizona State University - Tempe awarded 5 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Ohio University - Athens Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in religion. Each year, around 27,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their basic certificate in religion from OHIO Athens.

#7

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in religion. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,361 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,027 per year.

The religion program at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire awarded 2 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations

The 7th most popular school in the country for religion majors who are seeking their basic certificate is New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,165 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their basic certificate in religion from NOBTS.

#9

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Massachusetts Amherst is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in religion. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in religion from UMass Amherst. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Vincennes University

Vincennes, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Vincennes University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in religion. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to religion majors at Vincennes University.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Southwestern Adventist University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in religion. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,528 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,528 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to religion majors at Southwestern Adventist University. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
1 Yearly Graduations

The 9th most popular school in the country for religion majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Benedictine University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,084 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,273 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to religion majors at Benedictine U.

#9

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Florida Atlantic University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in religion. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,467 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to religion majors at FAU. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Southern Arkansas University Tech comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in religion. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in religion from SAU Tech. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Carl Albert State College

Poteau, Oklahoma
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for religion majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Carl Albert State College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 basic certificates were handed out to religion majors at Carl Albert State College.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to religion that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Philosophy 45

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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