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2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

There are about 2,121 students enrolled in Christian Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

600

Vs. National Avg.

-96%

popularity Rank

#326

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$29K

Vs. National Avg.

18%

cost Rank

#162

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$42K

Vs. National Avg.

5%

salary Rank

#203

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C-

Vs. National Avg.

-13%

professors Rank

#382

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

7%

students Rank

#114

SUMMARY

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&nbsphere 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&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for christian studies, at least for out of state attendance. We have a page for the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the expense at Whitworth University&nbspinto 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&nbspoverall. 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&nbspand 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&nbspand 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.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA | www.pepperdine.edu/

42%

Acceptance

10,579

Students

#109

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

St Olaf College

Northfield, MN | wp.stolaf.edu/

51%

Acceptance

3,149

Students

#132

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX | https://www.smu.edu/

53%

Acceptance

12,963

Students

#100

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Wheaton College

Norton, MA | www.wheatoncollege.edu/

77%

Acceptance

1,807

Students

#227

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Mississippi College

Clinton, MS | www.mc.edu/

29%

Acceptance

5,425

Students

#409

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

C

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Johnson University

Knoxville, TN | johnsonu.edu/

55%

Acceptance

1,316

Students

#1499

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA | www.pointloma.edu/

84%

Acceptance

5,372

Students

#376

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Harding University

Searcy, AR | www.harding.edu/

55%

Acceptance

5,204

Students

#297

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Baylor University

Waco, TX | www.baylor.edu/

68%

Acceptance

19,632

Students

#225

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI | www.andrews.edu/

49%

Acceptance

4,767

Students

#273

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO | www.cofo.edu/

14%

Acceptance

1,750

Students

#162

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Hendrix College

Conway, AR | www.hendrix.edu/

71%

Acceptance

1,135

Students

#350

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Hope College

Holland, MI | https://www.hope.edu/

78%

Acceptance

3,158

Students

#338

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN | https://www.lipscomb.edu/

62%

Acceptance

5,876

Students

#408

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA | www.liberty.edu/

50%

Acceptance

123,445

Students

#1035

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR | www.jbu.edu/

59%

Acceptance

2,749

Students

#307

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR | www.obu.edu/

62%

Acceptance

1,747

Students

#624

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Union University

Jackson, TN | www.uu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

3,665

Students

#414

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL | https://www.moody.edu/

98%

Acceptance

3,497

Students

#1283

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN | gustavus.edu/

71%

Acceptance

2,611

Students

#316

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Samford University

Birmingham, AL | www.samford.edu/

84%

Acceptance

6,127

Students

#395

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH | https://www.cedarville.edu/

59%

Acceptance

4,763

Students

#449

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA | www.dordt.edu/

72%

Acceptance

1,769

Students

#505

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Christian Studies

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS | www.wmcarey.edu/

55%

Acceptance

7,409

Students

#1013

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

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