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Religious Studies Schools in California

409 Religion students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Religious Studies is the 166th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Religious Studies Majors in California

Religion majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 274
Master’s Degree 75
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 50
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 50
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 50
Associate’s Degree 8
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In California, a religion major is more popular with men than with women.

Religious Studies Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of religion majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 10.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 21.8%
  • White: 46.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.4%
  • Other Races: 10.5%
Religious Studies Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Religious Studies Grads in California

3,500 people in the state and 32,950 in the nation are employed in jobs related to religion.

Religious Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Religious Studies Jobs in California

A typical salary for a religion grad in the state is $96,200, compared to a typical salary of $82,420 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 64 colleges in California that offer religion degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
25,976 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 85%. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
2,169 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. An average student at Vanguard will pay a net price of $20,292. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,700 a year.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
10,486 Total Students

The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.35 years to complete their degree at Cal Baptist. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
40,212 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 100% of the teachers are full time.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate of 3.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 89% are considered full time.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,167 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 87%. Of all the students who attend this school, 67% get financial aid.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

In their early career, UCLA grads earn an average salary of $44,500. It takes the average student 4.21 years to graduate. Of all the students who attend this school, 64% get financial aid.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 82% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,982.

Religious Studies Careers in CA

Some of the careers religion majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Philosophy and Religion Professors 17% $94,300
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 8% $84,920

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to religion.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Philosophy 1,661
Other Philosophy & Religion 105
General Philosophy & Religion 12

View all majors related to Religious Studies

View Nationwide Religious Studies Report

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