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46 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An undergraduate certificate in religion is offered at 20 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 26% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.5% of religion graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Religion Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 students earned their undergraduate certificate in religion. This earns it the #154 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for religion majors with their undergraduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for religion students who are undergraduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in religion. About 54.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 21
Women 25
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Religion

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 31
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religion Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 20 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in religion. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

24 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for religion students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Elim Bible Institute and College. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The religion program at Elim Bible Institute and College awarded 24 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#2

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seton Hill University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in religion. Each year, around 2,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,306 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,652 per year.

The religion program at Seton Hill University awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Grace College of Divinity

Fayetteville, North Carolina
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for religion majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Grace College of Divinity. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,040 per year.

The religion program at Grace College of Divinity awarded 4 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in religion. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The religion program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Elyon College

Brooklyn, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Elyon College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in religion. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 undergraduate certificates were handed out to religion majors at Elyon College.

#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
1 Yearly Graduations

University of Florida is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in religion. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in religion from UF.

#6

Pacific Bible College

Medford, Oregon
1 Yearly Graduations

Pacific Bible College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in religion. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their undergraduate certificate in religion from Pacific Bible College.

#6

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in religion. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,214 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,792 per year.

The religion program at Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg awarded 1 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#6

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in religion. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to religion majors at Penn State University Park.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Philosophy 17
General Philosophy & Religion 1

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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