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

Types of Degrees Other Theology & Religion Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many theology and religious vocations (other) graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 512
Bachelor’s Degree 318
Doctor’s Degree 230
Basic Certificate 37
Graduate Certificate 35
Associate Degree 30
Undergraduate Certificate 4

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Theology & Religion?

318 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
58% Percent Women
26% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 318 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theology and religious vocations (other) in 2021, making it rank #231 in popularity. This major is dominated by women with about 58% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 196
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Religious Vocations, too. About 3.1% 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

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that theology and religious vocations (other) students who graduated in 2017-2019 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $27,245 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $26,585 (25th percentile) and $29,009 (75th percentile).


It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in religious vocations, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.

Online Other Theology & Religion Programs

In 2020-2021, 121 schools offered a religious vocations program of some type. 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) 5 2
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 15 3
Bachelor’s Degree 17 4
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 55 14
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 11 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 5 0

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

Major Number of Grads
Theological & Ministerial Studies 15,832
Biblical Studies 4,119
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 3,116
Religious Education 1,417
Missionary Studies 1,220
Sacred Music 554
Religious Institution Administration and Law 35


*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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