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124 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in theology. 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 basic certificates were awarded to theology majors. This earns it the #161 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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 Certificates

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 Certificates 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

There are 21 colleges that offer a basic certificate in theology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Hope International University

Fullerton, California
46 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hope International University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for theology majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,250 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,764 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 basic certificates were handed out to theology majors at Hope. Of these students, 41% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
35 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in theology. Each year, around 79,100 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.

The theology program at Liberty University awarded 35 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 54% were women.

#3

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Detroit, Michigan
33 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sacred Heart Major Seminary comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in theology. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,375 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,539 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their basic certificate in theology from SHMS. About 73% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida
3 Yearly Graduations

The 4th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Saint Leo University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,296 per year.

The theology program at Saint Leo University awarded 3 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Johnson University

Knoxville, Tennessee
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

Johnson University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in theology. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,480 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 basic certificates were handed out to theology majors at Johnson University.

#6

Urshan-College

Wentzville, Missouri
2 Yearly Graduations

Urshan-College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in theology. The theology program at Urshan-College awarded 2 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#7

Eastern University

Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Eastern University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in theology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,304 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,050 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their basic certificate in theology from EU. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Friends University

Wichita, Kansas
1 Yearly Graduations

Friends University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in theology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,944 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,358 per year.

The theology program at Friends University awarded 1 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

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

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.

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