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Religious Studies Schools in Massachusetts

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

A Religious Studies major is the 141st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Religious Studies Majors in Massachusetts

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 97
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 18
Master’s Degree 17
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1

Gender Distribution

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

Religious Studies Majors in MA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 3.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.0%
  • White: 69.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.8%
  • Other Races: 9.8%
Religious Studies Majors in MA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Religious Studies Grads in Massachusetts

There are 1,170 people in the state and 32,950 people in the nation working in religion jobs.

Religious Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. MA

Wages for Religious Studies Jobs in Massachusetts

Religion grads earn an average of $84,290 in the state and $82,420 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 22 colleges in Massachusetts that offer religion degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge
30 Degrees in Major Awarded
98% Graduation Rate
31,566 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. The 0.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time.

#2

Gordon College

Wenham
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
1,955 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,500 a year. This private school has an average net price of $26,369. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
34,657 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 70%. The 1.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 58% get financial aid.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
154 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.00 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
2,939 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $35,692. In their early career, Holy Cross grads earn an average salary of $49,100.

#5

Smith College

Northampton
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
2,903 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $28,193. It takes the average student 4.04 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 74% of students receive it.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
848 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $34,500 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,149.

#8

Amherst College

Amherst
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
1,855 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 92% are considered full time. It takes the average student 4.09 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.40%.

#8

Hebrew College

Newton Centre
6 Degrees in Major Awarded
182 Total Students

The 3.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 1 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 42%.

#10

Boston College

Chestnut Hill
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
14,720 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $57,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 56% of students receive it.

#10

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley
4 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
2,335 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 79% of students receive it. 88% of the teachers are full time.

Religious Studies Careers in MA

Some of the careers religion majors go into include:

Job Title MA Job Growth MA Median Salary
Philosophy and Religion Professors 16% $78,120
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 14% $79,710

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

Major Annual Graduates in MA
Philosophy 473

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