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Basic Certificate in Theological & Ministerial Studies

124 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 27% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.6% of theology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Theology Majors

In 2018-2019, 124 earned their basic certificate in theology. 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 Basic Certificate

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 basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in theology. About 51.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 60
Women 64
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificate in Theology

The racial-ethnic distribution of theology basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 70
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 28
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Theology Basic Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to theology that offer basic certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Biblical Studies 155
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 59
Other Theology & Religion 39
Missionary Studies 6
Religious Education 1


*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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