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Associate’s Degrees in Theological & Ministerial Studies

646 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in theology is offered at 93 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 17% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.7% of theology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Theology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 646 students earned their associate's degree in theology. This makes it the 108th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 11,230
Bachelor’s Degree 4,767
Doctor’s Degree 1,464
Graduate Certificate 861
Undergraduate Certificate 746
Associate’s Degree 646
Basic Certificate 124

Earnings of Theology Majors With Associate’s Degrees

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for theology students who are associate's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in theology. About 61.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 397
Women 249
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Theology

The racial-ethnic distribution of theology associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 56
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 512
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 22
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Theology Associate's Degree Students

There are 93 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in theology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida
132 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southeastern University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their associate's degree in theology from SEU. Of these students, 57% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Ohio Christian University

Circleville, Ohio
54 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ohio Christian University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in theology. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,533 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,765 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 associate's degrees were handed out to theology majors at OCU. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#3

Ohel Margulia Seminary

Monsey, New York
44 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ohel Margulia Seminary. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their associate's degree in theology from Ohel Margulia Seminary.

#4

Yeshivath Zichron Moshe

South Fallsburg, New York
41 Yearly Graduations

Yeshivath Zichron Moshe comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in theology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 associate's degrees were handed out to theology majors at Yeshivath Zichron Moshe.

#5

Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel

Lakewood, New Jersey
33 Yearly Graduations

Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in theology. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in theology from Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel.

#6

Yeshiva Shaar Ephraim

Monsey, New York
32 Yearly Graduations

Yeshiva Shaar Ephraim comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in theology. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to theology majors at Yeshiva Shaar Ephraim.

23 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northwest University - College of Adult and Professional Studies. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,423 per year.

The theology program at Northwest University - College of Adult and Professional Studies awarded 23 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations

Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yaakov Yitzchok comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in theology. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 associate's degrees were handed out to theology majors at Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yaakov Yitzchok.

#8

Yeshiva Gedolah Keren Hatorah

Lakewood, New Jersey
21 Yearly Graduations

Yeshiva Gedolah Keren Hatorah comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in theology. The theology program at Yeshiva Gedolah Keren Hatorah awarded 21 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni

Riverdale, New York
19 Yearly Graduations

The 10th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni. The theology program at Yeshiva of the Telshe Alumni awarded 19 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in theology. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $1,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,042 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 associate's degrees were handed out to theology majors at Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College. Of these students, 59% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Yeshivat Hechal Shemuel

Brooklyn, New York
17 Yearly Graduations

The 11th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Yeshivat Hechal Shemuel. The theology program at Yeshivat Hechal Shemuel awarded 17 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Mirrer Yeshiva Cent Institute

Brooklyn, New York
17 Yearly Graduations

The 11th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mirrer Yeshiva Cent Institute. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,670 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,670 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their associate's degree in theology from Mirrer Yeshiva Cent Institute.

#14

Yeshiva Chemdas Hatorah

Lakewood, New Jersey
15 Yearly Graduations

The 14th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Yeshiva Chemdas Hatorah. The theology program at Yeshiva Chemdas Hatorah awarded 15 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#15

Yeshiva Gedolah of Woodlake Village

Lakewood, New Jersey
12 Yearly Graduations

The 15th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Yeshiva Gedolah of Woodlake Village. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their associate's degree in theology from Yeshiva Gedolah of Woodlake Village.

12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Central Christian College of the Bible is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in theology. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The theology program at Central Christian College of the Bible awarded 12 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#17

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Bartlesville, Oklahoma
10 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,496 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,540 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in theology from OKWU or OWU. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

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

Franciscan University of Steubenville is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in theology. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to theology majors at Franciscan U. Of these students, 60% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Epic Bible College

Sacramento, California
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Epic Bible College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in theology. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,964 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,362 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their associate's degree in theology from Epic Bible College. About 70% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

New York Seminary

Brooklyn, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

New York Seminary is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in theology. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their associate's degree in theology from New York Seminary.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to theology that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Biblical Studies 498
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 167
Other Theology & Religion 58
Missionary Studies 40
Religious Education 30

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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