2022 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

510

Graduates Per Year

$40K

Average Salary

#277

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

510

92% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

104

46% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

276

Horticultural Science

528

277

Missionary Studies

510

Cost

Affordable

$21,120

34% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

330

Music Technology

$21,125

331

Missionary Studies

$21,120

332

Health and Wellness

$21,020

Salary

Very Low Salary

$21,166

45% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

393

Playwriting and Screenwriting

$23,050

394

Missionary Studies

$21,166

395

Jewish Studies

$20,828

Professors

Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

76

Sculpture

77

Missionary Studies

78

Fine and Studio Arts Management

Students

Average Diversity

3.7/5

2.42% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

205

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

206

Missionary Studies

207

Earth Sciences

SUMMARY

Going to school for Missionary Studies is a valuable choice and commonly a mandatory first step for pupils choosing to pursue a career as a missionary educator, a missionary, or a seminary adjunct professor. Interestingly, missionary studies is a ​unique major being the 277th most popular area of study. Last academic year, there were 510 missionary studies graduates. In-state tuition for missionary studies at private institutions is, on average, Infinity times more spendy than their public counterparts.

With only 104 universities offering this degree you could have a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other missionary studies undergrads, consider looking at universities in Illinois which have more students admitted to missionary studies than any other state. More generally, the top region to major in missionary studies is in the Plains region with Ozark Christian College, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Bethany Global University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to major in missionary studies is the Crossroads League with Grace College and Theological Seminary, Bethel University, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University representing the conference. Based on our extensive list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best university for missionary studies is Columbia International University.

The overall best school does not have to be the 'best' school for you. There might be tons of factors to consider when selecting college. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely modify your feelings of which college to attend. At Authority, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which missionary studies college is home to the best campus, the answer is Bob Jones University. If, for example, you are very interested in which school has the best campus, then we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the universities with the best student life and our selection of the school with the best student life for missionary studies is Olivet Nazarene University. Curious why? Continue reading to discover more about our top recommendations. Some of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If price is a significant deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Olivet Nazarene University. Olivet Nazarene University is our most expensive university for missionary studies, at least for out of state attendance. We do have a list of the most expensive universities that could put the expense of Olivet Nazarene University into perspective. You may also want to know that missionary studies is the 331st most expensive program in the nation, with an average expense of $21,100. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for missionary studies in the country is Florida demonstrated by a tuition of $31,920 at the main school in Florida Palm Beach Atlantic University. Even more broadly, the most costly region of the U.S. for missionary studies is the Great Lakes region which is best demonstrated with Olivet Nazarene University with a cost of $36,080, Bethel University with a cost of $28,700, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a cost of $21,047.

Our cheapest region for missionary studies is the Plains region which is represented by Ozark Christian College with a cost of $12,300, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a cost of $7,920, and Bethany Global University with a cost of $14,738. More optimistically, the most affordable school for missionary studies is Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Authority's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $0 for a degree in missionary studies. The price inflates intensely to a median of $0 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our pick for the college representing the best value for missionary studies: Olivet Nazarene University. Here you can see our comprehensive list about the schools we believe to be the best value in general. With that said, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for missionary studies majors differ a lot, but two-years after leaving college graduates will typically make around $40,000. While there is much variation in earnings; top earners can experience pay up to $70,900. Even straight out of university, the lowest earning opportunities within the missionary studies field make $23,000, which is an alright wage. The highest earning grads from missionary studies graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of missionary studies ranks subpar, arriving in the 48th percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for missionary studies is University of Valley Forge and here you can find our comprehensive list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Missionary Studies major sits only in the 100th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 38th percentile. White students compose the largest share at 65% of those studying missionary studies. Additionally, 56% of undergrads seeking a missionary studies major are women.

The median rating for missionary studies professors is 4.3 stars, a ranking that is 8% above the median score for every major; this is a fairly good score. If you want the most popular missionary studies instructor nationally, consider looking up Yves Cloarec at CUNY Queens College. It might come as a shock, but the top rated missionary studies professors by student come from Abilene Christian University. If we including data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the overall best instructors for missionary studies is Dallas Baptist University. One can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for missionary studies is Columbia International University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a detailed page for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, here at Authority we hope you understand that looking at the higher education world with a lens mainly built on superlatives can cause problems. We at Authority hope you look at some of our more nuanced pages on different universities and peruse a few of our helpful background pages on beneficial details to think about as you continue your university search.

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Columbia International University

#1 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Columbia International University is a small private seminary located in Columbia, SC ranked 7th in South Carolina. It has a total of 715 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 47.92% acceptance rate. Columbia International University offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Bible Studies, and Pastoral Counseling programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $23,090 per year, Columbia International University is somewhat moderately pricey. 62.31% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn near $29,900 per year, which is 28% less than the national median.

Columbia, SC

www.ciu.edu

B+

Rating

48%

Acceptance

1,697

Students

#380

Ranking

$23,090

Tuition

Bethany Global University

#2 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Bethany Global University is a very small private university located in Bloomington, MN ranked 65th in Minnesota. It has a total of 375 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 87.58% acceptance rate. Bethany Global University offers 4 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies program, which is ranked 2nd in the United States. With an annual tuition of $13,100 per year, Bethany Global University is relatively affordable.

Bloomington, MN

https://www.bethanygu.edu/

D+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

429

Students

#2463

Ranking

$13,100

Tuition

Olivet Nazarene University

#3 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Olivet Nazarene University is a small private institution located in Bourbonnais, IL ranked 27th in Illinois. It has a total of 3,710 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.76% acceptance rate. Olivet Nazarene University offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Pastoral Counseling, and Religious Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,080 per year, Olivet Nazarene University is reasonably high-priced. 62.04% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home approximately $40,400 per year, which is 3% below the national median.

Bourbonnais, IL

www.olivet.edu

B-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

5,743

Students

#627

Ranking

$36,080

Tuition

Asbury University

#4 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Asbury University is a small private institution located in Wilmore, KY ranked 7th in Kentucky. It has a total of 1,835 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.41% of applicants. Asbury University offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, and Missionary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,654 per year, Asbury University is reasonably high-priced. 58.25% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $34,900 per year, which is 16% less than the national median.

Wilmore, KY

www.asbury.edu

C+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

2,169

Students

#768

Ranking

$30,654

Tuition

Bob Jones University

#5 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Bob Jones University is a small private university located in Greenville, SC ranked 11th in South Carolina. It has a total of 2,971 full-time undergraduate students. Bob Jones University offers 158 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Counseling Psychology, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,100 per year, Bob Jones University is reasonably priced. 47% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working.

Greenville, SC

www.bju.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,455

Students

#763

Ranking

$18,100

Tuition

Moody Bible Institute

#6 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Moody Bible Institute is a small private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 61st in Illinois. It has a total of 2,790 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 94.41% acceptance rate. Moody Bible Institute offers 30 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Mechanic and Repair Technologies, and Religious Education programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,200 per year, Moody Bible Institute is relatively inexpensive. 41.16% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market.

Chicago, IL

https://www.moody.edu

C

Rating

94%

Acceptance

3,659

Students

#1560

Ranking

$11,200

Tuition

Johnson University

#7 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Johnson University is a small private seminary located in Knoxville, TN ranked 15th in Tennessee. It has a total of 943 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.27% of applicants. Johnson University offers 71 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Non-Profit Management, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 7th, 18th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,480 per year, Johnson University is reasonably priced. 33.67% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in approximately $29,800 per year, which is 28% under the national median.

Knoxville, TN

johnsonu.edu/

C+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

1,379

Students

#965

Ranking

$15,480

Tuition

Dallas Baptist University

#8 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Dallas Baptist University is a small private institution located in Dallas, TX ranked 46th in Texas. It has a total of 3,541 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting virtually eight out of every nine applicants. Dallas Baptist University offers 130 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Religious Education, and Music Management programs (nationally ranked 8th, 15th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,220 per year, Dallas Baptist University is reasonably pricey. 53.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw close to $43,200 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Dallas, TX

https://www.dbu.edu

C+

Rating

90%

Acceptance

5,788

Students

#1116

Ranking

$29,220

Tuition

North Greenville University

#9 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

North Greenville University is a small private institution located in Tigerville, SC ranked 15th in South Carolina. It has a total of 2,571 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting slightly north of five eighths of applicants. North Greenville University offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Broadcast Journalism, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 9th, 24th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $21,120 per year, North Greenville University is somewhat moderately expensive. 48.51% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $34,400 per year, which is 17% less than the national median.

Tigerville, SC

www.ngu.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

3,000

Students

#1128

Ranking

$21,120

Tuition

Palm Beach Atlantic University

#10 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a small private institution located in West Palm Beach, FL ranked 38th in Florida. It has a total of 3,290 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 95.44% acceptance rate. Palm Beach Atlantic University offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Organizational Behavior Studies, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 10th, 42nd, and 46th respectively). With an annual tuition of $31,920 per year, Palm Beach Atlantic University is reasonably expensive. 50.92% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn near $40,600 per year, which is 2% less than the national median.

West Palm Beach, FL

www.pba.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

4,304

Students

#890

Ranking

$31,920

Tuition

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

#11 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a small private college located in Mount Vernon, OH ranked 50th in Ohio. It has a total of 2,174 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.03% of applicants. Mount Vernon Nazarene University offers 78 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies program, which is ranked 11th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $30,154 per year, Mount Vernon Nazarene University is somewhat moderately costly. 53.36% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After college, alumni go on to take in roughly $43,600 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Mount Vernon, OH

www.mvnu.edu

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

2,766

Students

#1089

Ranking

$30,154

Tuition

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

#12 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is a small private seminary located in Kansas City, MO ranked 49th in Missouri. It has a total of 1,034 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 100% acceptance rate. Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers 32 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies, Bible Studies, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 12th, 28th, and 34th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,440 per year, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is quite affordable. 53.84% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working.

Kansas City, MO

https://www.mbts.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,917

Students

#2447

Ranking

$7,440

Tuition

Ozark Christian College

#13 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Ozark Christian College is a very small private seminary located in Joplin, MO ranked 36th in Missouri. It has a total of 648 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.01% acceptance rate. Ozark Christian College offers 7 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Missionary Studies, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 12th, 13th, and 22nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,300 per year, Ozark Christian College is relatively cheap. 44.38% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home close to $30,500 per year, which is 27% below the national median.

Joplin, MO

www.occ.edu

C

Rating

67%

Acceptance

648

Students

#1562

Ranking

$12,300

Tuition

University of Valley Forge

#14 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

University of Valley Forge is a very small private seminary located in Phoenixville, PA with a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. It has a total of 707 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a touch over 5 in every 8 applicants. University of Valley Forge offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Music Technology, Missionary Studies, and Pastoral Counseling programs (nationally ranked 11th, 14th, and 37th respectively). With an annual tuition of $20,780 per year, University of Valley Forge is reasonably expensive. 44.52% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to draw close to $31,100 per year, which is 25% under the national median.

Phoenixville, PA

https://www.valleyforge.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

792

Students

#1236

Ranking

$20,780

Tuition

The King's University

#15 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

The King's University is a very small private university located in Southlake, TX ranked 87th in Texas. It has a total of 410 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 74.42% acceptance rate. The King's University offers 18 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Missionary Studies, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 15th, and 37th respectively). With an annual tuition of $14,100 per year, The King's University is moderately priced. 24.63% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home approximately $39,100 per year, which is 6% under the national median.

Southlake, TX

https://www.tku.edu

C

Rating

74%

Acceptance

759

Students

#1683

Ranking

$14,100

Tuition

University of Northwestern-St Paul

#16 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

University of Northwestern-St Paul is a small private institution located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 26th in Minnesota. It has a total of 3,920 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 91.79% acceptance rate. University of Northwestern-St Paul offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Nursing Studies, Missionary Studies, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 16th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $31,580 per year, University of Northwestern-St Paul is reasonably expensive. 54.27% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to make roughly $38,500 per year, which is 7% below the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

https://www.unwsp.edu

C+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

4,149

Students

#1037

Ranking

$31,580

Tuition

Toccoa Falls College

#17 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Toccoa Falls College is a small private institution located in Toccoa Falls, GA ranked 32nd in Georgia. It has a total of 2,224 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.78% acceptance rate. Toccoa Falls College offers 36 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology and Missionary Studies programs, which are respectively ranked 12th and 17th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $22,414 per year, Toccoa Falls College is reasonably expensive. 50.37% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $29,500 per year, which is 29% below the national median.

Toccoa Falls, GA

tfc.edu

C

Rating

60%

Acceptance

2,224

Students

#1590

Ranking

$22,414

Tuition

Evangel University

#18 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Evangel University is a small private institution located in Springfield, MO ranked 41st in Missouri. It has a total of 1,735 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 96.68% of applicants. Evangel University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Missionary Studies, and Bible Studies programs (nationally ranked 16th, 18th, and 35th respectively). With an annual tuition of $23,032 per year, Evangel University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 45.18% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn near $35,800 per year, which is 14% under the national median.

Springfield, MO

www.evangel.edu

C

Rating

97%

Acceptance

2,308

Students

#1783

Ranking

$23,032

Tuition

Lincoln Christian University

#19 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Lincoln Christian University is a very small private seminary located in Lincoln, IL ranked 93rd in Illinois. It has a total of 456 full-time undergraduate students. Lincoln Christian University offers 32 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Missionary Studies, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 19th, and 41st respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,590 per year, Lincoln Christian University is pretty low-priced. 13.29% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $30,900 per year, which is 26% less than the national median.

Lincoln, IL

www.lincolnchristian.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

832

Students

#2481

Ranking

$13,590

Tuition

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

#20 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a small private seminary located in Waxahachie, TX with a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. It has a total of 2,038 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 87.53% acceptance rate. Southwestern Assemblies of God University offers 74 different majors and is best known for its Pastoral Counseling and Missionary Studies programs, which are respectively ranked 14th and 20th in the US. With an annual tuition of $18,874 per year, Southwestern Assemblies of God University is moderately priced. 29.85% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw about $35,700 per year, which is 14% less than the national median.

Waxahachie, TX

www.sagu.edu

D+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

2,558

Students

#2251

Ranking

$18,874

Tuition

Bethel University

#21 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Bethel University is a small private institution located in Mishawaka, IN ranked 46th in Indiana. It has a total of 1,451 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 93.76% acceptance rate. Bethel University offers 68 different majors and is best known for its Missionary Studies and American Sign Language programs, which are respectively ranked 21st and 28th in the United States. With an annual tuition of $28,700 per year, Bethel University is somewhat moderately expensive. 17.49% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $37,800 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

Mishawaka, IN

www.betheluniversity.edu

D+

Rating

94%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#2264

Ranking

$28,700

Tuition