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Religious Studies Schools in Pennsylvania

292 students earned Religion degrees in Pennsylvania in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Religious Studies is the 123rd most popular major out of a total 328 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Religious Studies Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 206
Master’s Degree 56
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 11
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 11
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 9
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 8
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 8
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

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

Religious Studies Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Black or African American: 7.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.2%
  • White: 72.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.8%
  • Other Races: 5.1%
Religious Studies Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Religious Studies Grads in Pennsylvania

1,480 people in the state and 32,950 in the nation are employed in jobs related to religion.

Religious Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Religious Studies Jobs in Pennsylvania

In this state, religion grads earn an average of $84,800. Nationwide, they make an average of $82,420.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 55 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer religion degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Gratz College

Melrose Park
41 Degrees in Major Awarded
332 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 18% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The student loan default rate is 3.70% which is lower than average.

#2

Cairn University

Langhorne
40 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
1,143 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.50% which is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $19,413. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $39,500 after graduation.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded

The full-time teacher rate is 39%.

#5

Grove City College

Grove City
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
2,338 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
25,860 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 74% are considered full time. 58% of students get financical aid. An average student at UPenn will pay a net price of $25,033.

#7

Muhlenberg College

Allentown
12 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
2,340 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $45,200 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 57% are considered full time.

#8

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
1,687 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#8

Seton Hill University

Greensburg
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
2,297 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.30%. Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

#10

Temple University

Philadelphia
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
39,740 Total Students

90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $23,536. The 5.10% student loan default rate is lower than average.

Religious Studies Careers in PA

Some of the careers religion majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Philosophy and Religion Professors 10% $74,380
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 8% $84,320

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Philosophy 744
General Philosophy & Religion 1
Other Philosophy & Religion 1

View all majors related to Religious Studies

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