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2022 Best Colleges for Religious Music

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304

Graduates Per Year

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$40K

Average Salary

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#321

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Unpopular

304

95% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

134

30% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

320

Environmental Biology

306

321

Religious Music

304

322

Gerontology

298

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$22,641

29% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

312

Insurance

$22,719

313

Religious Music

$22,641

314

Sales and Merchandising

$22,389

Salary

Low Salary

$26,947

30% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

338

Foreign Languages and Literatures

$27,131

339

Religious Music

$26,947

340

Anthropology

$26,587

Professors

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.6/5

1.46% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

240

Marketing

241

Religious Music

242

Computational Science

SUMMARY

A degree in Religious Music is a valuable choice and generally a mandatory first step for undergraduates endeavoring to enter a career as a musician, a televangelist, or a gospel music executive. Interestingly, religious music is a ​unique degree coming in at the 321st most popular major. Last year, there were 304 religious music degrees conferred. In-state tuition for religious music at private institutions is, on average, Infinity times more spendy than their public rivals.

With just 134 colleges offering religious music there might be a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other religious music students, look at universities in Virginia which have the most students admitted to religious music annually. More generally, the best region to pursue religious music is in the Southeast region with University of Mobile, Southeastern University, and Liberty University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in religious music is the Big South Conference with Charleston Southern University representing the conference. Based on our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our choice for the best university for religious music is Baylor University.

The objectively best school does not have to be the best school for you. There are tons of angels to consider when selecting ​university. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely affect one's feelings of which university to attend. At authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which religious music university boasts the best campus, the answer is Baylor University. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which school boasts the best campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to evaluate all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and, from that list, our pick of the college with the best student life for religious music is Baylor University. Curious why? Continue reading to discover more about our top selections. Many of our picks just might surprise you.

If price is a significant influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about Baylor University. Baylor University appears to be the most expensive university for religious music, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have an entire list of the most expensive universities that might put the expense at Baylor University into perspective. For more context, you may care to know that religious music is the 313th most expensive major in America, with an average expense of $22,600. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for religious music in the country is Kentucky with tuition and fees at the primary institution, Asbury University, of $30,654. Even more broadly, the most costly region for religious music is the Southwest region which is best demonstrated with Arizona Christian University with a cost of $26,240, Oral Roberts University with a cost of $28,998, and Baylor University with a cost of $42,842.

Our cheapest region for religious music is the Far West region which is represented by Life Pacific University with a cost of $15,792. On the bright side, the most affordable university for religious music is Moody Bible Institute. Authority's full list of the most affordable universities can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $0 for a degree in religious music. The cost increases significantly to an average of $0 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our choice for the college with the best value for religious music: Baylor University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list of the universities we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this idea is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for religious music students vary a lot, but within two-years of completing the major graduates will typically make in the neighborhood of $39,900. There is much variation in salary; highest paid earners can bring in up to $70,700. Even right out of college, the lowest earning positions within the religious music field earn $23,000, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads for religious music studied at Baylor University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of religious music is below average, arriving within the 39th percentile of all majors. The college with the most composite diversity for religious music is Oral Roberts University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Religious Music major only stands in the 48th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 32nd percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest share, 69%, of scholars studying religious music. Additionally, 54% of undergrads pursuing a religious music major are men.

We have insufficient professors data for religious music to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we consider data other than simply rankings we find that the university possessing the overall best professors for religious music is Baylor University. One will find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best examples of instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for religious music is Baylor University. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you believe that looking at the education process from examples primarily shaped by superlatives might create problems. We hope you explore our other pages on individual schools and explore a couple of Authority's helpful background pages on beneficial details to look for as your school search develops.

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Baylor University

#1 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Baylor University is a large private university located in Waco, TX ranked 140th in the nation. It has a total of 14,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.33% acceptance rate. Baylor University offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,842 per year, Baylor University is rather expensive. 71.81% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $51,600 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

#140

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

Asbury University

#2 Best Colleges for Religious Music

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

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

#3 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is a small private college located in Marion, IN ranked 17th in Indiana. It has a total of 2,921 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67% of applicants. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Pastoral Counseling, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, and Religious Music programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,296 per year, Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is reasonably high-priced. 51.63% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $49,900 per year, which is 20% greater than the national median.

Marion, IN

https://www.indwes.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

3,321

Students

#713

Ranking

$27,296

Tuition

Liberty University

#4 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Liberty University is a very large private institution located in Lynchburg, VA ranked 32nd in 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 an annual tuition of $21,361 per year, Liberty University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 29.77% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $36,700 per year, which is 12% less than the national median.

Lynchburg, VA

www.liberty.edu

C+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

111,084

Students

#1009

Ranking

$21,361

Tuition

The King's University

#5 Best Colleges for Religious Music

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

Lincoln Christian University

#6 Best Colleges for Religious Music

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

University of Mobile

#7 Best Colleges for Religious Music

University of Mobile is a small private institution located in Mobile, AL ranked 15th in Alabama. It has a total of 1,786 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the region of 4 out of every 9 applicants. University of Mobile offers 53 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Child Development, and Organizational Behavior Studies programs (nationally ranked 7th, 47th, and 48th respectively). With an annual tuition of $22,250 per year, University of Mobile is somewhat moderately costly. 18.97% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in near $35,200 per year, which is 15% less than the national median.

Mobile, AL

www.umobile.edu

C

Rating

46%

Acceptance

2,065

Students

#1527

Ranking

$22,250

Tuition

Arizona Christian University

#8 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Arizona Christian University is a very small private seminary located in Glendale, AZ ranked 20th in Arizona. It has a total of 857 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.93% of applicants. Arizona Christian University offers 20 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Counseling programs (nationally ranked 8th, 18th, and 30th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,240 per year, Arizona Christian University is reasonably high-priced. 34.73% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn approximately $32,200 per year, which is 22% below the national median.

Glendale, AZ

www.arizonachristian.edu

C

Rating

68%

Acceptance

857

Students

#1481

Ranking

$26,240

Tuition

Southeastern University

#9 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Southeastern University is a mid-sized private college located in Lakeland, FL ranked 36th in Florida. It has a total of 9,215 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 48.14% acceptance rate. Southeastern University offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Religious Music, and Music Management programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $25,620 per year, Southeastern University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 34.22% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in roughly $34,800 per year, which is 16% less than the national median.

Lakeland, FL

www.seu.edu/

C+

Rating

48%

Acceptance

10,672

Students

#860

Ranking

$25,620

Tuition

Moody Bible Institute

#11 Best Colleges for Religious Music

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

Ozark Christian College

#12 Best Colleges for Religious Music

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

Oral Roberts University

#13 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Oral Roberts University is a small private institution located in Tulsa, OK ranked 13th in Oklahoma. It has a total of 4,017 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.29% of applicants. Oral Roberts University offers 175 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Pastoral Counseling, and Organizational Communication programs (nationally ranked 13th, 26th, and 34th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,998 per year, Oral Roberts University is somewhat moderately costly. 40.32% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make roughly $37,600 per year, which is 9% below the national median.

Tulsa, OK

oru.edu

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

4,713

Students

#1183

Ranking

$28,998

Tuition

Lee University

#14 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Lee University is a mid-sized private institution located in Cleveland, TN ranked 23rd in Tennessee. It has a total of 5,363 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.75% of applicants. Lee University offers 122 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Pastoral Counseling, and Religious Education programs (nationally ranked 14th, 18th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,120 per year, Lee University is moderately priced. 43.47% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make approximately $34,200 per year, which is 18% below the national median.

Cleveland, TN

www.leeuniversity.edu

C

Rating

82%

Acceptance

5,985

Students

#1394

Ranking

$18,120

Tuition

North Central University

#15 Best Colleges for Religious Music

North Central University is a small private seminary located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 52nd in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,133 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting roughly eight ninths of applicants. North Central University offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Religious Music, and American Sign Language programs (nationally ranked 5th, 15th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $24,340 per year, North Central University is reasonably high-priced. 37.96% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn close to $34,600 per year, which is 17% less than the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

www.northcentral.edu

C-

Rating

90%

Acceptance

1,186

Students

#1916

Ranking

$24,340

Tuition

Evangel University

#16 Best Colleges for Religious Music

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