Best Colleges for Christian Studies

485

Graduates Per Year

$43K

Average Salary

#282

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

485

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

67

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

281

Recording Arts Technology

502

282

Christian Studies

485

283

Interior Architecture

484

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

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Better

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Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

0

Most Graduates

By Region

Southeast

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

By State

Louisiana

Louisiana College

By Conference

Big South Conference

Campbell University

By School

Amridge University

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a theologian, pastor, or preacher sounds interesting, then a degree in christian studies may just be for you. You could even become a Sunday school teacher!

DEGREE STATS

Christian studies is the 282nd most popular degree in America, with 485 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #283 Interior Architecture, and narrowly lost to #281 Recording Arts Technology

The degree is offered at a total of 67 colleges across the nation, and is the 226th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 1% of the Top 100 Best Collegesin America.

It is also worth noting that 0% of colleges offering christian studies are public making it a quite inaccessible field.

The southeast produces the most christian studies graduates, largely led by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, while it’s the Big South Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Louisiana ranks highest, with particular help from Louisiana Collegeand New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

All that being said, no individual school produces more christian studies graduates than Amridge University, which graduated 148 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study christian studies). More students studied christian studies as a percentage of total students at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminarythan any other college.

Good luck on your college search and we hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Christian Studies list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

We wish you luck on your college search. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Christian Studies list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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Gordon College

#1 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Gordon College is a small private liberal arts college located in Wenham, MA ranked 38thin Massachusetts. It has a total of 1,771 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.05% acceptance rate. Gordon College offers 75 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, pastoral counseling, and linguistics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 21st respectively). With a tuition cost of $37,000 per year, Gordon College is rather costly. 57.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $41,700 per year, which is 0% above the national median.

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Wenham, MA

www.gordon.edu

B

Rating

74%

Acceptance

2,397

Students

# 326

Ranking

$37,000

Tuition

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Ouachita Baptist University

#2 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Ouachita Baptist University is a small private college located in Arkadelphia, AR ranked 6thin Arkansas. It has a total of 1,768 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little over 3/5 of applicants. Ouachita Baptist University offers 74 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, pastoral counseling, and bible studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 10th, and 12th respectively). With a tuition cost of $27,280 per year, Ouachita Baptist University is reasonably expensive. 58.82% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $41,200 per year, which is 1% below the national median.

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Arkadelphia, AR

www.obu.edu

B-

Rating

61%

Acceptance

1,768

Students

# 382

Ranking

$27,280

Tuition

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Mississippi College

#3 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Mississippi College is a small private institution located in Clinton, MS ranked 1stin Mississippi. It has a total of 3,640 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little below 3 in every 7 applicants. Mississippi College offers 144 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, pre occupational therapy studies, and legal support services programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 7th respectively). With a tuition cost of $17,550 per year, Mississippi College is reasonably priced. 49.81% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $38,300 per year, which is 8% less than the national median.

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Clinton, MS

www.mc.edu

B

Rating

42%

Acceptance

6,068

Students

# 304

Ranking

$17,550

Tuition

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Whitworth University

#4 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Whitworth University is a small private institution located in Spokane, WA ranked 12thin Washington. It has a total of 2,411 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 91.38% of applicants. Whitworth University offers 69 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, secondary education and teaching, and biological and physical sciences programs (nationally ranked 4th, 8th, and 11th respectively). With a tuition cost of $43,800 per year, Whitworth University is rather costly. 66.37% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $42,100 per year, which is 1% over the national median.

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Spokane, WA

www.whitworth.edu

B

Rating

91%

Acceptance

2,984

Students

# 347

Ranking

$43,800

Tuition

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The Master's University and Seminary

#5 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

The Master's University and Seminary is a small private college located in Santa Clarita, CA ranked 65thin California. It has a total of 1,644 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a tad north of two out of every three applicants. The Master's University and Seminary offers 51 different majors and is best known for its theological and ministerial studies, christian studies, and general studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 32nd respectively). With a tuition cost of $24,950 per year, The Master's University and Seminary is somewhat moderately costly. 52.99% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $41,700 per year, which is 0% greater than the national median.

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Santa Clarita, CA

www.masters.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

2,636

Students

# 444

Ranking

$24,950

Tuition

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Point Loma Nazarene University

#6 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Point Loma Nazarene University is a small private institution located in San Diego, CA ranked 266thin the US. It has a total of 3,449 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.66% of applicants. Point Loma Nazarene University offers 82 different majors and is best known for its child development, office management and supervision, and christian studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With a tuition cost of $36,350 per year, Point Loma Nazarene University is quite high-priced. 68.99% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $50,900 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

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San Diego, CA

www.pointloma.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

5,383

Students

# 193

Ranking

$36,350

Tuition

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University of Mary

#7 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

University of Mary is a small private institution located in Bismarck, ND ranked 1stin North Dakota. It has a total of 2,957 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.55% acceptance rate. University of Mary offers 96 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, radiography, and respiratory care therapy programs (nationally ranked 7th, 15th, and 16th respectively). With a tuition cost of $17,350 per year, University of Mary is moderately priced. 47.57% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $48,000 per year, which is 16% above the national median.

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Bismarck, ND

https://www.umary.edu/

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

4,696

Students

# 438

Ranking

$17,350

Tuition

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Union University

#8 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Union University is a small private college located in Jackson, TN ranked 5thin Tennessee. It has a total of 2,400 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.72% of applicants. Union University offers 117 different majors and is best known for its teaching english as a second language, organizational leadership, and christian studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With a tuition cost of $32,650 per year, Union University is somewhat moderately expensive. 63.3% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $43,200 per year, which is 4% above the national median.

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Jackson, TN

www.uu.edu

B+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

3,718

Students

# 270

Ranking

$32,650

Tuition

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

#9 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is a small private university located in Wake Forest, NC ranked 49thin North Carolina. It has a total of 1,631 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.46% of applicants. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offers 52 different majors and is best known for its christian studiesand theological and ministerial studies programs, which are respectively ranked 9th and 36th in the US. With a tuition cost of $9,432 per year, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is pretty low-priced.

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Wake Forest, NC

www.sebts.edu

C-

Rating

92%

Acceptance

4,547

Students

# 983

Ranking

$9,432

Tuition

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Wayland Baptist University

#10 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Wayland Baptist University is a small private institution located in Plainview, TX with a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1. It has a total of 4,877 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 97.48% acceptance rate. Wayland Baptist University offers 71 different majors and is best known for its christian studies program, which is ranked 10th in the US. With a tuition cost of $21,360 per year, Wayland Baptist University is reasonably pricey. 36.43% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $41,300 per year, which is 1% less than the national median.

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Plainview, TX

www.wbu.edu

D+

Rating

97%

Acceptance

6,603

Students

# 1000

Ranking

$21,360

Tuition

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California Baptist University

#11 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

California Baptist University is a large private college located in Riverside, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. It has a total of 9,104 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.28% of applicants. California Baptist University offers 127 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, behavioral sciences, and public administration programs (nationally ranked 11th, 23rd, and 36th respectively). With a tuition cost of $32,942 per year, California Baptist University is reasonably expensive. 54.04% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $42,600 per year, which is 3% above the national median.

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Riverside, CA

www.calbaptist.edu

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

12,862

Students

# 608

Ranking

$32,942

Tuition

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Liberty University

#12 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Liberty University is a very large private college located in Lynchburg, VA ranked 32ndin Virginia. It has a total of 60,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.06% of applicants. Liberty University offers 229 different majors and is best known for its music pedagogy, religious music, and music history literature and theory programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With a tuition cost of $21,361 per year, Liberty University is somewhat moderately expensive. 29.77% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $36,700 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

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Lynchburg, VA

www.liberty.edu

C+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

111,084

Students

# 618

Ranking

$21,361

Tuition

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Charleston Southern University

#13 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Charleston Southern University is a small private institution located in Charleston, SC ranked 19thin South Carolina. It has a total of 3,942 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.65% of applicants. Charleston Southern University offers 90 different majors and is best known for its non profit management, christian studies, and child development programs (nationally ranked 11th, 13th, and 45th respectively). With a tuition cost of $26,000 per year, Charleston Southern University is somewhat moderately pricey. 33.98% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $36,900 per year, which is 11% under the national median.

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Charleston, SC

https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu

C

Rating

50%

Acceptance

4,796

Students

# 747

Ranking

$26,000

Tuition

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Northwest Nazarene University

#14 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Northwest Nazarene University is a small private college located in Nampa, ID ranked 3rdin Idaho. It has a total of 6,550 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 85.53% of applicants. Northwest Nazarene University offers 80 different majors and is best known for its physical therapyand christian studies programs, which are respectively ranked 11th and 14th in America. With a tuition cost of $30,550 per year, Northwest Nazarene University is reasonably pricey. 62.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $39,600 per year, which is 5% under the national median.

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Nampa, ID

www.nnu.edu

C+

Rating

86%

Acceptance

7,442

Students

# 649

Ranking

$30,550

Tuition

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

#15 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a mid-sized private institution located in Winona, MN ranked 27thin Minnesota. It has a total of 1,665 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 91.99% acceptance rate. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 145 different majors and is best known for its pre physical therapy studiesand christian studies programs, which are respectively ranked 10th and 15th in the US. With a tuition cost of $36,050 per year, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is reasonably expensive. 60.35% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $47,800 per year, which is 15% greater than the national median.

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Winona, MN

www.smumn.edu

C+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

7,590

Students

# 672

Ranking

$36,050

Tuition

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Anderson University

#16 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Anderson University is a small private college located in Anderson, SC ranked 12thin South Carolina. It has a total of 3,074 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.73% of applicants. Anderson University offers 99 different majors and is best known for its pre physical therapy studies, christian studies, and musical theatre programs (nationally ranked 6th, 16th, and 35th respectively). With a tuition cost of $26,130 per year, Anderson University is reasonably high-priced. 52.76% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $35,200 per year, which is 15% less than the national median.

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Anderson, SC

www.andersonuniversity.edu

C+

Rating

69%

Acceptance

3,828

Students

# 576

Ranking

$26,130

Tuition

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Dakota Wesleyan University

#17 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Dakota Wesleyan University is a very small private college located in Mitchell, SD ranked 8thin South Dakota. It has a total of 958 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 66.7% of applicants. Dakota Wesleyan University offers 63 different majors and is best known for its christian studies program, which is ranked 17th in the United States. With a tuition cost of $27,700 per year, Dakota Wesleyan University is somewhat moderately expensive. 50.78% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $37,200 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

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Mitchell, SD

www.dwu.edu

C

Rating

67%

Acceptance

1,065

Students

# 832

Ranking

$27,700

Tuition

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

#18 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a small private college located in Belton, TX ranked 74thin Texas. It has a total of 3,617 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 87.38% acceptance rate. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers 66 different majors and is best known for its clinical psychology, pre physical therapy studies, and christian studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 18th respectively). With a tuition cost of $27,450 per year, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is somewhat moderately high-priced. 45.65% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $44,200 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

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Belton, TX

https://go.umhb.edu/

C

Rating

87%

Acceptance

4,198

Students

# 816

Ranking

$27,450

Tuition

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Houston Baptist University

#19 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Houston Baptist University is a small private college located in Houston, TX ranked 64thin Texas. It has a total of 2,841 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.05% of applicants. Houston Baptist University offers 106 different majors and is best known for its medical ethics, christian studies, and legal studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 19th, and 49th respectively). With a tuition cost of $31,400 per year, Houston Baptist University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 41.65% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $45,800 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

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Houston, TX

https://www.hbu.edu

C

Rating

71%

Acceptance

4,374

Students

# 760

Ranking

$31,400

Tuition

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Campbell University

#20 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Campbell University is a mid-sized private institution located in Buies Creek, NC ranked 22ndin North Carolina. It has a total of 4,973 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.7% of applicants. Campbell University offers 114 different majors and is best known for its christian studies, homeland security, and pharmaceutical sciences programs (nationally ranked 20th, 23rd, and 30th respectively). With a tuition cost of $32,380 per year, Campbell University is reasonably costly. 50.62% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $45,900 per year, which is 11% greater than the national median.

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Buies Creek, NC

https://www.campbell.edu/

C+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

7,311

Students

# 629

Ranking

$32,380

Tuition