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Bachelor’s Degrees in Sacred Music

304 Yearly Graduations
$26,150 Median Salary
$25,578 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in sacred music is offered at 132 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 14% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of sacred music graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Sacred Music Majors

In 2018-2019, 304 earned their bachelor's degree in sacred music. This makes it the 236th most popular bachelor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in sacred music at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 304
Master’s Degree 114
Associate’s Degree 29
Doctor’s Degree 14
Graduate Certificate 8
Undergraduate Certificate 7
Basic Certificate 1

Earnings of Sacred Music Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in sacred music is $26,150. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $25,575 and the high is $26,725.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in sacred music is $25,578. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,578 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $25,578.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $265.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue bachelor's degrees in sacred music. About 52.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 159
Women 145
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Sacred Music

The racial-ethnic distribution of sacred music bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 234
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 30
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sacred Music Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 132 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in sacred music. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
32 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for sacred music students seekinga bachelor's degree is Liberty University. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from Liberty University. About 31% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

University of Mobile is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sacred music. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $22,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,880 per year.

The sacred music program at University of Mobile awarded 17 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida
14 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Southeastern University. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,620 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,810 per year.

The sacred music program at Southeastern University awarded 14 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, Illinois
13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women

Moody Bible Institute comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sacred music. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School.

#5

Arizona Christian University

Phoenix, Arizona
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Arizona Christian University. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from Arizona Christian University. Of these students, 33% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, Indiana
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Indiana Wesleyan University. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,296 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,440 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at IWU. About 33% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Asbury University

Wilmore, Kentucky
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Asbury University. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,990 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from Asbury. About 56% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Life Pacific College

San Dimas, California
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Life Pacific College. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,792 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at LIFE Bible College. About 57% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Baylor University

Waco, Texas
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women

Baylor University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sacred music. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,842 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $32,130 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at Baylor.

#8

The King's University

Southlake, Texas
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women

The King's University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sacred music. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,820 per year.

The sacred music program at The King's University awarded 7 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Lincoln Christian University

Lincoln, Illinois
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women

Lincoln Christian University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sacred music. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,154 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from Lincoln Christian College and Seminary.

#12

Lee University

Cleveland, Tennessee
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Lee University. Roughly 5,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,590 per year.

The sacred music program at Lee University awarded 6 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, Oklahoma
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Oral Roberts University. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,998 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from ORU. Of these students, 67% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Ozark Christian College

Joplin, Missouri
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ozark Christian College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sacred music. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. The sacred music program at Ozark Christian College awarded 6 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

North Central University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

North Central University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in sacred music. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $24,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,450 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at North Central University.

#12

Evangel University

Springfield, Missouri
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Evangel University. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,450 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from Evangel. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#17

Biola University

La Mirada, California
5 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Biola University. Roughly 6,100 attend the school each year. 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 sacred music program at Biola University awarded 5 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Olaf College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sacred music. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from St. Olaf. Of these students, 20% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Boise Bible College

Boise, Idaho
4 Yearly Graduations

The 19th most popular school in the country for sacred music majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Boise Bible College. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their bachelor's degree in sacred music from Boise Bible College.

#19

East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

East Texas Baptist University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in sacred music. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,050 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 bachelor's degrees were handed out to sacred music majors at East Texas Baptist University.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to sacred music that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Theological & Ministerial Studies 4,767
Biblical Studies 2,888
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 1,323
Religious Education 843
Missionary Studies 510

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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