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Religious Studies Schools in New York

885 students earned Religion degrees in New York in the 2018-2019 year.

A Religious Studies major is the 87th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Religious Studies Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 551
Bachelor’s Degree 211
Master’s Degree 70
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 26
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 26
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 19
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 19
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 19
Post-Master’s Certificate 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 8

Gender Distribution

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

Religious Studies Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of religion majors in New York is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 2.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.4%
  • White: 85.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.6%
  • Other Races: 3.4%
Religious Studies Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Religious Studies Grads in New York

5,040 people in the state and 32,950 in the nation are employed in jobs related to religion.

Religious Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Religious Studies Jobs in New York

Religion grads earn an average of $80,480 in the state and $82,420 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 55 colleges in New York that offer religion degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

#1

Yeshiva University

New York
537 Degrees in Major Awarded
86% Graduation Rate
6,479 Total Students

In their early career, Yeshiva grads earn an average salary of $41,300. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate.

54 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
336 Total Students

The average student takes 4.16 years to complete their degree at Jewish Theological Seminary of America. An average student at Jewish Theological Seminary of America will pay a net price of $50,794. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 51% are considered full time.

#3

Elyon College

Brooklyn
46 Degrees in Major Awarded
41 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $15,501. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 4 to 1. 76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
96% Graduation Rate
31,077 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.11 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $22,637.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
113 Total Students

91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $12,067.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
16,515 Total Students

An average student at Fordham U will pay a net price of $36,301. The 2.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $49,100 a year.

#7

Touro College

New York
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
11,800 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
22,803 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $45,900 after graduation. An average student at Syracuse will pay a net price of $34,472. 79% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
51,847 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 51% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $42,397.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
17,768 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.16 years. 71% of the teachers are full time.

#10

Hunter College

New York
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
23,202 Total Students

31% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 3.30% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

Religious Studies Careers in NY

Some of the careers religion majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Philosophy and Religion Professors 21% $68,950
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 18% $79,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Philosophy 893
Other Philosophy & Religion 16
General Philosophy & Religion 10

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