Studying Christian Studies is a valuable choice and often a critical first step for pupils endeavoring to enter a career as a theologian, a pastor, or a preacher. In fact, christian studies is an uncommon major ranking as the 282nd most popular major. Last year, there were 485 christian studies degrees conferred. In-state tuition for christian studies at private universities is, on average, Infinity times more expensive than their public counterparts.
With only 67 schools offering this degree there might be limited options as to the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other christian studies undergraduates, look at universities in Louisiana which have the most undergraduates admitted to christian studies annually. More generally, the best region to major in christian studies is in the Southeast region with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Charleston Southern University, and Liberty University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study christian studies is the Big South Conference with Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, and Liberty University representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best university for christian studies is Point Loma Nazarene University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.
The objectively 'best' school does not have to be the best school for you. There are lots more angels to weigh when selecting institution. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would refashion your thoughts of which university to attend. Here at Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which christian studies university has the best campus, the winner is Liberty University. If you are very interested in which school is home to the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can evaluate every major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and from that list, our choice of the university with the best student life for christian studies is Point Loma Nazarene University. Curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about Authority's top selections. Many of our conclusions will probably surprise you.
If price is a major factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Whitworth University. Whitworth University appears to be the most expensive school for christian studies, at least for out of state attendance. We have a page for the most expensive schools that could put the expense at Whitworth University into perspective. You could also be interested to know that christian studies is the 245th most expensive program in the nation, with an average expense of $27,600. On a broader scale, the most costly state for christian studies in the country is Washington demonstrated with a tuition of $43,800 at the main college in the state Whitworth University. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for christian studies is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.
Our cheapest region for christian studies is the Southeast region which is represented by Mississippi College with a cost of $17,550, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a cost of $8,784, and Liberty University with a cost of $15,417. More optimistically, the most affordable school for christian studies is Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Our full list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.
In-state learners can anticipate paying about $0 for a degree in christian studies. That cost swells by a lot to an average of $0 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the college constituting the best value for christian studies: Point Loma Nazarene University. On this page you will see our comprehensive list on the colleges we see as being the best value overall. That being said, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.
Earnings for christian studies majors vary a lot, but two years after finishing the degree graduates will typically make around $43,100. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; top earners can make up to $90,800. Even right out of school, the minimum earning positions within the christian studies field earn $19,900, which could be worse. The top earning grads from christian studies have come from University of Mary and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.
The prevailing diversity of christian studies stands subpar, coming within the 27th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the most composite diversity for christian studies is Liberty University and here you can find our general list of the colleges with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Christian Studies major sits only in the 62nd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even lower in the 21st percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion, 74%, of students studying christian studies. Additionally, 64% of undergraduates seeking a christian studies degree are men.
The median rating of christian studies professors is 4.2 stars, which is 5% higher than the median score for all majors; which is a good ranking. If you want the most popular christian studies instructor in the country, consider looking up Bill Viser from Ouachita Baptist University. It might be surprising, but the best ranked instructors of christian studies according to students are found at Biola University. If we incorporate data beyond simply rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the best instructors for christian studies is Point Loma Nazarene University. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of instructors nationwide.
Finally, the most difficult college to get into for christian studies is Mississippi College. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have an extensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you understand that approaching the higher education world with a lens mainly informed by superlatives can create issues. We at Authority hope you look at some of our more focused pages on individual schools and explore some of Authority's helpful background articles on essential things to consider as your university search continues.