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Religious Education Schools in New York

In 2018-2019, 58 students earned their Religious Ed degrees in NY.

A Religious Education major is the 254th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Religious Education Majors in New York

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 31
Bachelor’s Degree 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 4

Gender Distribution

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

Religious Education Majors in NY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.4%
  • White: 81.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 8.6%
Religious Education Majors in NY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Religious Education Grads in New York

There are 8,490 people in the state and 44,800 people in the nation working in religious ed jobs.

Religious Education Jobs Nationwide vs. NY

Wages for Religious Education Jobs in New York

Religious Ed grads earn an average of $45,340 in the state and $46,980 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 7 colleges in New York that offer religious ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
336 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $50,794. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The average student takes 4.16 years to complete their degree at Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
146 Total Students

An average student at Yeshiva Gedolah Imrei Yosef D'spinka will pay a net price of $8,807. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $12,900 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded

42% of the teachers are full time.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
16,515 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private school has an average net price of $36,301. The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate of 3.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.


Houghton College

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
1,001 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.60% which is lower than average. In their early career, Houghton grads earn an average salary of $30,800. This private institution charges an average net price of $23,170.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
386 Total Students

87% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 42 to 1. An average student at Rabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnei Zion will pay a net price of $4,385.

Religious Education Careers in NY

Some of the careers religious ed majors go into include:

Job Title NY Job Growth NY Median Salary
Philosophy and Religion Professors 21% $68,950
Religious Activities and Education Directors 17% $39,920

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

Major Annual Graduates in NY
Theological & Ministerial Studies 3,201
Missionary Studies 350
Biblical Studies 130
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 69
Sacred Music 18

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