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Religious Vocations

318 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
512 Master's Degrees Annually
#231 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Religious Vocations Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many theology & religious vocations (other) graduations there were in 2021-2022 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 551
Bachelor’s Degree 253
Doctor’s Degree 251
Graduate Certificate 60
Basic Certificate 40
Associate Degree 30
Undergraduate Certificate 7

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Vocations?

253 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
54% Percent Women
32% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 318 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theology & religious vocations (other) in 2021, making it rank #231 in popularity. According to recent stats this major attracts about equal numbers of men and women. Roughly 54% of the graduates are women, and 46% are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of religious vocations majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 12
Black or African American 34
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 139
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 33

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Religious Vocations, too. About 5.9% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • China
  • Mexico

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Online Religious Vocations Programs

The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 4 2
Certificate (2-4 Years) 2 0
Associate’s Degree 14 6
Bachelor’s Degree 20 5
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 53 13
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 12 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to religious vocations.

Major Number of Grads
Theological & Ministerial Studies 15,527
Biblical Studies 4,021
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 3,465
Religious Education 1,292
Missionary Studies 1,282
Sacred Music 487
Religious Institution Administration and Law 45


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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