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252 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
626 Master's Degrees Annually
#245 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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 626
Bachelor’s Degree 327
Doctor’s Degree 279
Associate’s Degree 58
Basic Certificate 39
Graduate Certificate 38
Undergraduate Certificate 8

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

327 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
56% Percent Women
41% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 252 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theology and religious vocations (other) in 2019, making it rank #245 in popularity. This major is dominated by women with about 56% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Vocations Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 104
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 177
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 24

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Religious Vocations. About 0.6% 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

The median early-career salary of theology and religious vocations (other) students with a bachelor’s degree is $34,250 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $33,125 (25th percentile) and $35,375 (75th percentile).

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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 the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 schools offered some type of theology and religious vocations (other) program. 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) 5 3
Certificate (1-2 years) 5 3
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 18 10
Bachelor’s Degree 17 6
Post-Baccalaureate 5 3
Master’s Degree 52 18
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 11 2
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 7 1

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

Major Number of Grads
Theological & Ministerial Studies 19,838
Biblical Studies 4,551
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 3,055
Religious Education 1,497
Missionary Studies 1,379
Sacred Music 477

References

*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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