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Bachelor’s Degrees in Religious Education

843 Yearly Graduations
$23,900 Median Salary
$27,000 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in religious ed is offered at 94 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 23% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.8% of religious ed graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Religious Ed Majors

In 2018-2019, 843 earned their bachelor's degree in religious ed. This earns it the #175 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in religious ed is $23,900. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $22,350 to a high of $33,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in religious ed is $27,000. 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, $30,130 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $22,179.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $280.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in religious ed. About 56.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 370
Women 473
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Religious Ed

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 83
Hispanic or Latino 65
White 569
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 92
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Ed Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 94 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in religious ed. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
265 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for religious ed majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 96,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 265 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Grand Canyon University. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 49% were women.

#2

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Illinois
97 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moody Bible Institute is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,010 per year.

The religious ed program at Moody Bible Institute awarded 97 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

40 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Franciscan University of Steubenville comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in religious ed. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Franciscan U. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#4

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas
30 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Dallas Baptist University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,072 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from DBU. About 57% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota
29 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their bachelor'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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Crown. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#6

Biola University

La Mirada, California
27 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Biola University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,394 per year.

The religious ed program at Biola University awarded 27 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 52% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
25 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Azusa Pacific University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 9,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,592 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Azusa Pacific. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 68% were women.

25 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Trinity International University - Illinois. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,398 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,280 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 bachelor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at TIU Illinois. Of these students, 28% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky
24 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of the Cumberlands comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in religious ed. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,875 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,670 per year.

The religious ed program at University of the Cumberlands awarded 24 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton, Illinois
20 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Wheaton College Illinois. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,800 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Wheaton College Illinois. About 50% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Benedictine College

Atchison, Kansas
20 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Benedictine College. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,243 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 bachelor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Benedictine College. About 90% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Concordia University, Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
19 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concordia University, Nebraska is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,890 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,650 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Concordia University, Nebraska. About 53% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Cedarville University

Cedarville, Ohio
19 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Cedarville University. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,122 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,065 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Cedarville. Of these students, 47% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Lindsey Wilson College

Columbia, Kentucky
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lindsey Wilson College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,735 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 bachelor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Lindsey Wilson College. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

17 Yearly Graduations

Yeshiva Gedolah Imrei Yosef D'spinka is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. The religious ed program at Yeshiva Gedolah Imrei Yosef D'spinka awarded 17 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
15 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Messiah University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Roughly 3,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,420 per year.

The religious ed program at Messiah University awarded 15 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for religious ed majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Trinity International University - Florida. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their bachelor's degree in religious ed from Trinity International University - Florida. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#18

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, Illinois
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Olivet Nazarene University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Roughly 4,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,420 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 bachelor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Olivet Nazarene.

#18

Grace Bible College

Wyoming, Michigan
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grace Bible College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in religious ed. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,975 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 bachelor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at Grace Bible College. About 60% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

George Fox University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in religious ed. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,845 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 bachelor's degrees were handed out to religious ed majors at GFU.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Theological & Ministerial Studies 4,767
Biblical Studies 2,888
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 1,323
Missionary Studies 510
Other Theology & Religion 327

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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