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2023 Religious Education Students

There are about 4,467 students enrolled in Religious Education in the USA.

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College can be a vastly significant period of one's life; it's an occasion for individual progress and maturation. Students continue to figure out what they can become and cultivate the crucial skills to be a thriving adult. But learning also happens outside the classroom - the discussions one has with his schoolmates, the wild anecdote received from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different way of thinking. As such, a diverse student population vastly improves what one gains from the time spent at school.

Religious Education is a slightly more racially diverse focus than average*. 63% of the US' Religious Education majors are white students, followed by black students (17%), latino students (8%), and students of other races**(7%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Biola University located in La Mirada, CA.

Secondly, Religious Education significatly skews female, with a shade under 4 in 7 students majoring in Religious Education identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is George Fox University in Newberg, OR.

Another important type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Religious Education ranks somewhere near the median for economic diversity (49th percentile). 31% of its majors come from families that take home north of $110,000 per year, 19% are from homes who take home between $75,000 and $110,000 a year, and 20% grew up in households with a sub $30,000 annual income. Grand Canyon University is the most financially diverse school in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Religious Education. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the Pacific West Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 4%

  • Black: 17%

  • Latino: 8%

  • White: 63%

  • Other: 7%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 43%

  • Female: 57%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 20%

  • 30k - 48k: 12%

  • 48k - 75k: 18%

  • 75k - 110k: 19%

  • Over 110k: 31%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 40%

  • Out of State: 58%

  • International: 2%

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