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746 Yearly Graduations
$25,050 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in theology is offered at 33 colleges in the United States. 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

In 2018-2019, 746 earned their undergraduate certificate in theology. This earns it the #51 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

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.

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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.

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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 Certificates 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

There are 33 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in theology. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Derech-Hachaim-Seminary

Monroe, New York
143 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The most popular school in the United States for theology students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Derech-Hachaim-Seminary. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 143 undergraduate certificates were handed out to theology majors at <nil>.

#2

Ohel-Margulia-Seminary

Monsey, New York
136 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ohel-Margulia-Seminary. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 136 people received their undergraduate certificate in theology from <nil>.

#3

New-York-Seminary

Brooklyn, New York
116 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

New-York-Seminary is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in theology. The theology program at New-York-Seminary awarded 116 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Seminary-Bnos-Chaim

Lakewood, New Jersey
102 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Seminary-Bnos-Chaim. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 people received their undergraduate certificate in theology from <nil>.

#5

Associated Beth Rivkah Schools

Brooklyn, New York
70 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Associated Beth Rivkah Schools is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in theology. The theology program at Associated Beth Rivkah Schools awarded 70 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Bnos-Zion-Of-Bobov-Seminary

Brooklyn, New York
68 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Bnos-Zion-Of-Bobov-Seminary comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. The theology program at Bnos-Zion-Of-Bobov-Seminary awarded 68 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

39 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Faith-Theological-Seminary-And-Christian-College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 39 undergraduate certificates were handed out to theology majors at Faith-Outreach-Center,-Inc.. Of these students, 54% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Elim Bible Institute and College. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 undergraduate certificates were handed out to theology majors at Elim. About 42% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Pentecostal Theological Seminary

Cleveland, Tennessee
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pentecostal Theological Seminary is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in theology. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $2,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,472 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their undergraduate certificate in theology from Pentecostal Theological Seminary. About 33% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Nazarene Bible College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nazarene Bible College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 undergraduate certificates were handed out to theology majors at Nazarene Bible College. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. 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 6 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#12

Institute-Of-Lutheran-Theology

Brookings, South Dakota
5 Yearly Graduations

The 12th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Institute-Of-Lutheran-Theology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their undergraduate certificate in theology from ILT.

#12

Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Detroit, Michigan
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

Sacred Heart Major Seminary is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate 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.

The theology program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary awarded 5 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#14

Assumption College for Sisters

Denville, New Jersey
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Assumption College for Sisters comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in theology from Assumption College for Sisters. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,124 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in theology from SBTS. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#14

Siena Heights University

Adrian, Michigan
3 Yearly Graduations

The 14th most popular school in the country for theology majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Siena Heights University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,558 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their undergraduate certificate in theology from Siena Heights University.

#14

Mid - America Christian University

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mid - America Christian University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,568 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,124 per year.

The theology program at Mid - America Christian University awarded 3 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, Minnesota
2 Yearly Graduations

Martin Luther College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in theology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,400 per year.

The theology program at Martin Luther College awarded 2 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Wake Forest, North Carolina
2 Yearly Graduations

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,784 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,472 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 undergraduate certificates were handed out to theology majors at SEBTS.

#20

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Shenandoah University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in theology. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,890 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,400 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 undergraduate certificates were handed out to theology majors at Shenandoah. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

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

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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