Best Colleges for Religious Music

304

Graduates Per Year

$40K

Average Salary

#321

Most Popular Major

Degree Stats

Popular

304

13% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

134

5% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

320

Environmental Biology

306

321

Religious Music

304

322

Gerontology

298

Most Widely Offered Degrees

35

/

1.852

Worse

Better

00

Most Graduates

By Region

Southeast

University of Mobile

By State

Virginia

Liberty University

By Conference

Big South Conference

Charleston Southern University

By School

University of Notre Dame

INTRODUCTION

If you think life as a musician, televangelist, or gospel music executive sounds interesting, then a degree in religious music may just be for you. You could even become a historian and conservator of religious music!

POPULARITY

Religious music is the 321st most popular degree in America, with 304 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #322 Gerontology, and narrowly lost to #320 Environmental Biology.

The degree is offered at a total of 134 colleges across the nation, and is the 127th most widely offered degree. It is not offered at any of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that No colleges offering religious music are public making it a quite inaccessible field.

The southeast produces the most religious music graduates, largely led by University of Mobile, while it’s the Big South Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, Virginia ranks highest, with particular help from Liberty University and Shenandoah University.

All that being said, no individual school produces more religious music graduates than University of Notre Dame, which graduated 32 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 religious music). More students studied religious music as a percentage of total students at The King's University than any other college.

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

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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.

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Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

# 110

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

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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.

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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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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.

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Marion, IN

https://www.indwes.edu

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Rating

67%

Acceptance

3,321

Students

# 468

Ranking

$27,296

Tuition

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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.

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Lynchburg, VA

www.liberty.edu

C+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

111,084

Students

# 618

Ranking

$21,361

Tuition

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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.

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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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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.

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Lincoln, IL

www.lincolnchristian.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

832

Students

# 1023

Ranking

$13,590

Tuition

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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.

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Mobile, AL

www.umobile.edu

C

Rating

46%

Acceptance

2,065

Students

# 840

Ranking

$22,250

Tuition

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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.

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Glendale, AZ

www.arizonachristian.edu

C

Rating

68%

Acceptance

857

Students

# 824

Ranking

$26,240

Tuition

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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.

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Lakeland, FL

www.seu.edu/

C+

Rating

48%

Acceptance

10,672

Students

# 546

Ranking

$25,620

Tuition

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Life Pacific University

#10 Best Colleges for Religious Music

Life Pacific University is a very small private seminary located in San Dimas, CA with a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. It has a total of 572 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting roughly 9/10 of applicants. Life Pacific University offers 9 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Behavioral Sciences, and Pastoral Counseling programs (nationally ranked 10th, 14th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,792 per year, Life Pacific University is moderately priced. 50% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to draw approximately $32,700 per year, which is 21% less than the national median.

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San Dimas, CA

https://www.lifepacific.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

677

Students

# 945

Ranking

$15,792

Tuition

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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.

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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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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.

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Joplin, MO

www.occ.edu

C

Rating

67%

Acceptance

648

Students

# 855

Ranking

$12,300

Tuition

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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.

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Tulsa, OK

oru.edu

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

4,713

Students

# 702

Ranking

$28,998

Tuition

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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.

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Cleveland, TN

www.leeuniversity.edu

C

Rating

82%

Acceptance

5,985

Students

# 782

Ranking

$18,120

Tuition

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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.

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Minneapolis, MN

www.northcentral.edu

C-

Rating

90%

Acceptance

1,186

Students

# 956

Ranking

$24,340

Tuition

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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.

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Springfield, MO

www.evangel.edu

C

Rating

97%

Acceptance

2,308

Students

# 921

Ranking

$23,032

Tuition