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Graduate Certificates in Religious Education

18 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
A graduate certificate in religious ed is offered at 10 colleges in the United States. Approximately 67% of recent graduates in this major were women, and no racial-ethnic minorities were represented in this group.

Education Levels of Religious Ed Majors

In 2018-2019, 18 graduate certificates were awarded to religious ed majors. This makes it the 188th most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificates

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

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for religious ed majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in religious ed. About 66.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6
Women 12
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Religious Ed

The racial-ethnic distribution of religious ed graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 9
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Religious Ed Graduate Certificate Students

There are 10 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in religious ed. Learn more about the most popular 10 below:


Concordia University, Nebraska

Seward, Nebraska
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women

Concordia University, Nebraska tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for religious ed majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 graduate certificates were handed out to religious ed majors at Concordia University, Nebraska.

6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in religious ed. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their graduate certificate in religious ed from HUC - JIR.


Wesley Biblical Seminary

Jackson, Mississippi
1 Yearly Graduations

Wesley Biblical Seminary comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in religious ed. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in religious ed from Wesley Biblical Seminary.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to religious ed that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Theological & Ministerial Studies 861
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 136
Biblical Studies 92
Other Theology & Religion 38
Missionary Studies 23


*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.

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