Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

510

Graduates Per Year

$40K

Average Salary

#277

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

510

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

104

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

276

Horticultural Science

528

277

Missionary Studies

510

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

00

Most Graduates

By Region

Plains

Ozark Christian College

By State

Illinois

Lincoln Christian University

By Conference

Crossroads League

Grace College and Theological Seminary

By School

Fuller Theological Seminary

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a missionary educator, missionary, or seminary adjunct professor sounds interesting, then a degree in missionary studies may just be for you. You could even become a planner for a church group's missionaries!

DEGREE STATS

Missionary studies is the 277th most popular degree in America, with 510 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It narrowly lost to #276 Horticultural Science.

The degree is offered at a total of 104 colleges across the nation, and is the 156th most widely offered degree. It is not offered at any of the Top 100 Best Collegesin America.

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

The plains produces the most missionary studies graduates, largely led by Ozark Christian College, while it’s the Crossroads League that leads conference totals. As far as states, Illinois ranks highest, with particular help from Lincoln Christian Universityand Moody Bible Institute.

All that being said, no individual school produces more missionary studies graduates than Fuller Theological Seminary, which graduated 100 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 missionary studies). More students studied missionary studies as a percentage of total students at Bethany Global Universitythan any other college.

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

We wish you luck finding the right college for you. We hope you enjoy Authority's 2022 official Best Colleges for Missionary Studies list. Some of our picks may surprise you!

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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 7thin 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 a tuition cost of $23,090 per year, Columbia International University is somewhat moderately costly. 62.31% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $29,900 per year, which is 28% under the national median.

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Columbia, SC

www.ciu.edu

B+

Rating

48%

Acceptance

1,697

Students

# 263

Ranking

$23,090

Tuition

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Bethany Global University

#2 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Bethany Global University is a very small private university located in Bloomington, MN ranked 65thin Minnesota. It has a total of 375 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting nearly 7 out of every 8 applicants. Bethany Global University offers 4 different majors and is best known for its missionary studies program, which is ranked 2nd in America. With a tuition cost of $13,100 per year, Bethany Global University is relatively low-priced.

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Bloomington, MN

https://www.bethanygu.edu/

D+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

429

Students

# 1022

Ranking

$13,100

Tuition

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Olivet Nazarene University

#3 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Olivet Nazarene University is a small private college located in Bourbonnais, IL ranked 27thin Illinois. It has a total of 3,710 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about four sevenths of applicants. 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 a tuition cost of $36,080 per year, Olivet Nazarene University is reasonably expensive. 62.04% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $40,400 per year, which is 3% below the national median.

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Bourbonnais, IL

www.olivet.edu

B-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

5,743

Students

# 424

Ranking

$36,080

Tuition

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Asbury University

#4 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Asbury University is a small private college located in Wilmore, KY ranked 7thin Kentucky. It has a total of 1,835 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.41% acceptance rate. 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 a tuition cost of $30,654 per year, Asbury University is somewhat moderately expensive. 58.25% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $34,900 per year, which is 16% less than the national median.

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Wilmore, KY

www.asbury.edu

C+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

2,169

Students

# 503

Ranking

$30,654

Tuition

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Bob Jones University

#5 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Bob Jones University is a small private university located in Greenville, SC ranked 11thin 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 a tuition cost of $18,100 per year, Bob Jones University is reasonably priced. 47% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce.

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Greenville, SC

www.bju.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,455

Students

# 498

Ranking

$18,100

Tuition

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Moody Bible Institute

#6 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Moody Bible Institute is a small private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 61stin Illinois. It has a total of 2,790 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 94.41% of applicants. 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 a tuition cost of $11,200 per year, Moody Bible Institute is relatively affordable. 41.16% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment.

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Chicago, IL

https://www.moody.edu

C

Rating

94%

Acceptance

3,659

Students

# 854

Ranking

$11,200

Tuition

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Johnson University

#7 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Johnson University is a small private seminary located in Knoxville, TN ranked 15thin Tennessee. It has a total of 943 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 53.27% acceptance rate. 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 a tuition cost of $15,480 per year, Johnson University is reasonably priced. 33.67% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $29,800 per year, which is 28% less than the national median.

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Knoxville, TN

johnsonu.edu/

C+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

1,379

Students

# 595

Ranking

$15,480

Tuition

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Dallas Baptist University

#8 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Dallas Baptist University is a small private institution located in Dallas, TX ranked 46thin Texas. It has a total of 3,541 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 89.85% of 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 a tuition cost of $29,220 per year, Dallas Baptist University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 53.03% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $43,200 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

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Dallas, TX

https://www.dbu.edu

C+

Rating

90%

Acceptance

5,788

Students

# 665

Ranking

$29,220

Tuition

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North Greenville University

#9 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

North Greenville University is a small private institution located in Tigerville, SC ranked 15thin South Carolina. It has a total of 2,571 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 62.82% acceptance rate. 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 a tuition cost of $21,120 per year, North Greenville University is somewhat moderately costly. 48.51% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $34,400 per year, which is 17% under the national median.

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Tigerville, SC

www.ngu.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

3,000

Students

# 670

Ranking

$21,120

Tuition

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Palm Beach Atlantic University

#10 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a small private college located in West Palm Beach, FL ranked 38thin Florida. It has a total of 3,290 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.44% of applicants. 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 a tuition cost of $31,920 per year, Palm Beach Atlantic University is reasonably high-priced. 50.92% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $40,600 per year, which is 2% below the national median.

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West Palm Beach, FL

www.pba.edu

C+

Rating

95%

Acceptance

4,304

Students

# 559

Ranking

$31,920

Tuition

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

#11 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a small private institution located in Mount Vernon, OH ranked 50thin 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 a tuition cost of $30,154 per year, Mount Vernon Nazarene University is somewhat moderately expensive. 53.36% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $43,600 per year, which is 5% greater than the national median.

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Mount Vernon, OH

www.mvnu.edu

C+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

2,766

Students

# 654

Ranking

$30,154

Tuition

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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 49thin 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 a tuition cost of $7,440 per year, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is quite affordable. 53.84% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working.

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Kansas City, MO

https://www.mbts.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,917

Students

# 1021

Ranking

$7,440

Tuition

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Ozark Christian College

#13 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Ozark Christian College is a very small private seminary located in Joplin, MO ranked 36thin Missouri. It has a total of 648 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.01% of applicants. 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 a tuition cost of $12,300 per year, Ozark Christian College is pretty low-priced. 44.38% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $30,500 per year, which is 27% under the national median.

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Joplin, MO

www.occ.edu

C

Rating

67%

Acceptance

648

Students

# 855

Ranking

$12,300

Tuition

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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, with a 62.69% acceptance rate. 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 a tuition cost of $20,780 per year, University of Valley Forge is reasonably expensive. 44.52% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $31,100 per year, which is 25% less than the national median.

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Phoenixville, PA

https://www.valleyforge.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

792

Students

# 720

Ranking

$20,780

Tuition

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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 87thin 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 a tuition cost of $14,100 per year, The King's University is reasonably priced. 24.63% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $39,100 per year, which is 6% less than the national median.

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Southlake, TX

https://www.tku.edu

C

Rating

74%

Acceptance

759

Students

# 901

Ranking

$14,100

Tuition

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University of Northwestern-St Paul

#16 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

University of Northwestern-St Paul is a small private college located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 26thin 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 a tuition cost of $31,580 per year, University of Northwestern-St Paul is reasonably expensive. 54.27% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $38,500 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

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Saint Paul, MN

https://www.unwsp.edu

C+

Rating

92%

Acceptance

4,149

Students

# 635

Ranking

$31,580

Tuition

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Toccoa Falls College

#17 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Toccoa Falls College is a small private college located in Toccoa Falls, GA ranked 32ndin 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 psychologyand missionary studies programs, which are respectively ranked 12th and 17th in the US. With a tuition cost of $22,414 per year, Toccoa Falls College is reasonably expensive. 50.37% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $29,500 per year, which is 29% under the national median.

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Toccoa Falls, GA

tfc.edu

C

Rating

60%

Acceptance

2,224

Students

# 867

Ranking

$22,414

Tuition

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Evangel University

#18 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Evangel University is a small private institution located in Springfield, MO ranked 41stin 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 a tuition cost of $23,032 per year, Evangel University is somewhat moderately pricey. 45.18% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $35,800 per year, which is 14% below the national median.

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Springfield, MO

www.evangel.edu

C

Rating

97%

Acceptance

2,308

Students

# 921

Ranking

$23,032

Tuition

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Lincoln Christian University

#19 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Lincoln Christian University is a very small private seminary located in Lincoln, IL ranked 93rdin 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 a tuition cost of $13,590 per year, Lincoln Christian University is relatively low-priced. 13.29% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $30,900 per year, which is 26% under the national median.

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Lincoln, IL

www.lincolnchristian.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

832

Students

# 1023

Ranking

$13,590

Tuition

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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, accepting approximately 87.5% of applicants. Southwestern Assemblies of God University offers 74 different majors and is best known for its pastoral counselingand missionary studies programs, which are respectively ranked 14th and 20th in America. With a tuition cost of $18,874 per year, Southwestern Assemblies of God University is reasonably priced. 29.85% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $35,700 per year, which is 14% below the national median.

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Waxahachie, TX

www.sagu.edu

D+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

2,558

Students

# 1002

Ranking

$18,874

Tuition

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Bethel University

#21 Best Colleges for Missionary Studies

Bethel University is a small private institution located in Mishawaka, IN ranked 46thin Indiana. It has a total of 1,451 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.76% of applicants. Bethel University offers 68 different majors and is best known for its missionary studiesand american sign language programs, which are respectively ranked 21st and 28th in the United States. With a tuition cost of $28,700 per year, Bethel University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 17.49% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $37,800 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

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Mishawaka, IN

www.betheluniversity.edu

D+

Rating

94%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

# 1005

Ranking

$28,700

Tuition