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Associate’s Degrees in Religious Education

30 Yearly Graduations
$23,277 Median Debt
50% Women
There are 16 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in religious ed. This major attracts roughly equal numbers of men and women. Around 70 of these students are from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Religious Ed Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 students earned their associate's degree in religious ed. This makes it the 238th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in religious ed at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 843
Master’s Degree 523
Doctor’s Degree 67
Associate’s Degree 30
Graduate Certificate 18
Undergraduate Certificate 15
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Religious Ed Majors With Associate’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in religious ed is $23,277. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $23,277 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,277.

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The median monthly payment of a religious ed graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $242.

Student Diversity

An associate's degree in religious ed is about equally as popular with men as it is with women.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 15
Women 15
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Religious Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of religious ed associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Ed Associate's Degree Students

There are 16 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in religious ed. Learn more about the most popular 16 below:

#1

Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for religious ed students seekingan associate's degree is Crown College. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,720 per year.

The religious ed program at Crown College awarded 5 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 20% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Allegheny Wesleyan College. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The religious ed program at Allegheny Wesleyan College awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#2

Carolina College of Biblical Studies

Fayetteville, North Carolina
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Carolina College of Biblical Studies is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,040 per year.

The religious ed program at Carolina College of Biblical Studies awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Huntsville Bible College

Huntsville, Alabama
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Huntsville Bible College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,230 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 associate's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Huntsville Bible College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#5

Boise Bible College

Boise, Idaho
1 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Boise Bible College. The religious ed program at Boise Bible College awarded 1 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Huntington University

Huntington, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Huntington University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,956 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,064 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their associate's degree in religious ed from Huntington.

#5

Nazarene Bible College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Nazarene Bible College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their associate's degree in religious ed from Nazarene Bible College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#5

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in religious ed. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,785 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,671 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their associate's degree in religious ed from Bryn Athyn College.

#5

Virginia Baptist College

Fredericksburg, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Virginia Baptist College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,860 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their associate's degree in religious ed from VBC.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to religious ed that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Theological & Ministerial Studies 646
Biblical Studies 498
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 167
Other Theology & Religion 58
Missionary Studies 40

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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