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Religious Education Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 83 students earned their Religious Ed degrees in CA.

A Religious Education major is the 248th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Religious Education Majors in California

Religious Ed majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 59
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 13
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 13
Master’s Degree 11

Gender Distribution

In California, a religious ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Religious Education Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of religious ed majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 20.5%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.0%
  • White: 43.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 9.6%
  • Other Races: 9.6%
Religious Education Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Religious Education Grads in California

5,690 people in the state and 44,800 in the nation are employed in jobs related to religious ed.

Religious Education Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Religious Education Jobs in California

A typical salary for a religious ed grad in the state is $50,650, compared to a typical salary of $46,980 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in California that offer religious ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

#1

Biola University

La Mirada
42 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
6,103 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $31,345. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

34 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
9,297 Total Students

40% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 3.00% which is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $25,451.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
3,911 Total Students

In their early career, Concordia University, Irvine grads earn an average salary of $36,000. It takes the average student 4.10 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
397 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $13,131. 57% of students get financical aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
4,300 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 91%. The student loan default rate of 5.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
2,006 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 25%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
1,743 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,000 after earning their degree at this institution. This private school has an average net price of $22,633. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
47 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,100 a year. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.40%.

Religious Education Careers in CA

Some of the careers religious ed majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Philosophy and Religion Professors 17% $94,300
Religious Activities and Education Directors 7% $44,890

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to religious ed.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1,249
Biblical Studies 350
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 214
Other Theology & Religion 153
Missionary Studies 128
Sacred Music 24

View all majors related to Religious Education

View Nationwide Religious Education Report

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