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375 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
604 Master's Degrees Annually
#217 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 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 604
Bachelor’s Degree 385
Doctor’s Degree 261
Associate’s Degree 55
Graduate Certificate 51
Basic Certificate 16
Undergraduate Certificate 6

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

385 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
46% Percent Women
41% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 375 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theology and religious vocations (other) in 2018, making it rank #217 in popularity. According to recent stats this major attracts about equal numbers of men and women. Roughly 46% of the graduates are women, and 54% are men.

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 6
Black or African American 117
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 216
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Religious Vocations, too. About 1.0% 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 U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in theology and religious vocations (other) made a median starting salary of $34,250 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $33,125 (25th percentile) and $35,375 (75th percentile).


Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a religious vocations degree.

Online Other Theology & Religion Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 133 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) 4 2
Certificate (1-2 years) 6 3
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 18 8
Bachelor’s Degree 18 5
Post-Baccalaureate 4 2
Master’s Degree 51 16
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 11 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 5 0
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 18,745
Biblical Studies 4,645
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 3,145
Missionary Studies 1,655
Religious Education 1,537
Sacred Music 454


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