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Undergraduate Certificate in Theological & Ministerial Studies

746 Yearly Graduations
$25,050 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 7% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of theology graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Theology Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 746 students earned their undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in theology is $25,050. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $18,325 and the high is $31,775.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in theology is $9,500. 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, $9,500 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.


The median monthly payment of a theology graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in theology. About 91.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 63
Women 683
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Theology

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 688
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Theology Undergraduate Certificate Students

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Missionary Studies 372
Biblical Studies 178
Pastoral Specialized Ministries 40
Religious Education 15
Other Theology & Religion 8


*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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