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2022 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

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2,404

Graduates Per Year

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$43K

Average Salary

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#134

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,404

61% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

249

30% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

133

Experimental Psychology

2,422

134

Theological and Ministerial Studies

2,404

135

French Language and Literature

2,400

Cost

Median Cost

$28,709

10% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

231

English Teacher Education

$28,710

232

Theological and Ministerial Studies

$28,709

233

Educational Administration and Supervision

$28,653

Salary

Low Salary

$28,095

27% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

327

Talmudic Studies

$28,095

328

Theological and Ministerial Studies

$28,095

329

Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

$28,082

Professors

Good

4.3/5

7.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

73

Ecology

74

Theological and Ministerial Studies

75

Office Management and Supervision

Students

Not Very Diverse

3.5/5

2.95% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

250

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts

251

Theological and Ministerial Studies

252

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SUMMARY

A degree in Theological and Ministerial Studies is a valuable choice and generally a necessary first step for undergraduates aspiring to enter a career as a musical theologian, a minister, or a cardinal. In fact, theological and ministerial studies is a ​unique degree coming in at the 134th most popular degree. Last year, there were 2,404 theological and ministerial studies degrees conferred. In-state tuition for theological and ministerial studies at private colleges is, on average, Infinity times more pricey than their public counterparts.

There are 249 institutions that offer theological and ministerial studies. 249 schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other theological and ministerial studies undergrads, consider schools in Florida which have more undergrads admitted to theological and ministerial studies than any other state. less precisely, the best region to study theological and ministerial studies is in the Southeast region with Southeastern University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Johnson University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the top conference to major in theological and ministerial studies is the The Sun Conference with Southeastern University, Warner University, and Ave Maria University representing the conference. On that topic, our belief is that the best school for theological and ministerial studies is University of Notre Dame. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The overall best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for every student. There might be tons more perspectives to weigh when deciding on institution. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might impact your thoughts of which university to attend. Here at authority.org, we examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which theological and ministerial studies college has the best college campus, the answer is Boston College. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college boasts the best campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, student reviews, professor reviews, and more in order to evaluate all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life here and our pick for the school with the best student life for theological and ministerial studies is Boston College. Are you curious why? Continue reading to learn more about our top choices. Many of our decisions just might surprise you.

If expense is a significant influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about Boston College. Boston College appears to be our most expensive college for theological and ministerial studies, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a list of the most expensive colleges that could put the expense at Boston College into perspective. You may also be interested to know that theological and ministerial studies is the 232nd most expensive program in the US, with an average cost of $28,700. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for theological and ministerial studies on our list is Massachusetts with costs at the primary university, Boston College, of $56,780. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the U.S. for theological and ministerial studies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Boston College with a cost of $56,780, and Saint Joseph's College of Maine with a cost of $36,720.

Our cheapest region for theological and ministerial studies is the Southeast region which is represented by The Baptist College of Florida with a cost of $10,800, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a cost of $8,784, and Piedmont International University with a cost of $10,500. More optimistically, the most affordable college for theological and ministerial studies is Martin Luther College. Authority.org's comprehensive list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $0 for a degree in theological and ministerial studies. The price inflates intensely to a median of $0 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the college constituting the best value for theological and ministerial studies: University of Notre Dame. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this idea is based on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for theological and ministerial studies majors differ widely, but within two-years of completing the major graduates will typically make around $43,100. There can be a lot of variation in salary; top positions can bring in up to $91,100. Right out of college, the minimum earning opportunities within the theological and ministerial studies field earn $20,100, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for theological and ministerial studies attended University of Notre Dame and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The prevailing diversity of theological and ministerial studies lies subpar, being in the 37th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the most composite diversity for theological and ministerial studies is Southern Adventist University and here you can find our general list for the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Theological and Ministerial Studies ranks only in the 32nd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 28th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion at 70% of students studying theological and ministerial studies. Additionally, 59% of students pursuing a theological and ministerial studies major are men.

The median rating for theological and ministerial studies professors is 4.3 stars, a rating which is 8% better than the median score for every major; which is a fairly good score. If you want to find the most popular theological and ministerial studies professor nationally, look no further than Troy Matthews at Liberty University. It may surprise you, but the best ranked professors of theological and ministerial studies by student come from Liberty University. As we including information other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the university with the best professors for theological and ministerial studies is University of Notre Dame. One can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest instructors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for theological and ministerial studies is University of Notre Dame. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, we hope you believe that looking at university from context only informed by superlatives can create issues. We hope you explore our other pages on different colleges and read a couple of Authority's background pages on important things to look for as your college search develops.

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University of Notre Dame

#1 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Boston College

#2 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Boston College is a large private university located in Chestnut Hill, MA ranked 40th in the United States. It has a total of 10,369 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.22% of applicants. Boston College offers 176 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology, Operations Management and Supervision, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,780 per year, Boston College is extremely costly. 89.53% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $72,500 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Chestnut Hill, MA

www.bc.edu

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

15,981

Students

#40

Ranking

$56,780

Tuition

Franciscan University of Steubenville

#3 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Franciscan University of Steubenville is a small private institution located in Steubenville, OH ranked 17th in Ohio. It has a total of 2,421 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 76.64% acceptance rate. Franciscan University of Steubenville offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Religious Education, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Humanities programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 40th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,420 per year, Franciscan University of Steubenville is reasonably high-priced. 71.61% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate around $37,700 per year, which is 9% less than the national median.

Steubenville, OH

www.franciscan.edu

B

Rating

77%

Acceptance

3,600

Students

#514

Ranking

$28,420

Tuition

The Master's University and Seminary

#4 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

The Master's University and Seminary is a small private institution located in Santa Clarita, CA ranked 65th in California. It has a total of 1,644 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.12% acceptance rate. The Master's University and Seminary offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Theological and Ministerial Studies, Christian Studies, and General Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 5th, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $24,950 per year, The Master's University and Seminary is reasonably costly. 52.99% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in more or less $41,700 per year, which is 0% over the national median.

Santa Clarita, CA

www.masters.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

2,636

Students

#666

Ranking

$24,950

Tuition

Martin Luther College

#5 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Martin Luther College is a very small private teachers college located in New Ulm, MN ranked 12th in Minnesota. It has a total of 1,374 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 83.83% of applicants. Martin Luther College offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $15,870 per year, Martin Luther College is reasonably priced. 68.38% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in close to $37,300 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

New Ulm, MN

www.mlc-wels.edu

B

Rating

84%

Acceptance

1,509

Students

#527

Ranking

$15,870

Tuition

Loyola Marymount University

#6 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Loyola Marymount University is a mid-sized private institution located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 121st in the United States. It has a total of 6,978 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just above three sevenths of applicants. Loyola Marymount University offers 118 different majors and is best known for its Playwriting and Screenwriting, Natural Sciences, and Recording Arts Technology programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,550 per year, Loyola Marymount University is very pricey. 75.59% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $61,300 per year, which is 48% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

https://www.lmu.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

10,698

Students

#121

Ranking

$49,550

Tuition

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

#7 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a small private seminary located in Louisville, KY ranked 9th in Kentucky. It has a total of 1,095 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68% of applicants. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Theological and Ministerial Studies, Pastoral Counseling, and Humanities programs (nationally ranked 7th, 16th, and 47th respectively). With an annual tuition of $20,112 per year, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is reasonably priced.

Louisville, KY

www.sbts.edu

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

5,157

Students

#1126

Ranking

$20,112

Tuition

University of Dallas

#8 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Dallas is a small private liberal arts college located in Irving, TX ranked 238th in the United States. It has a total of 1,568 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting narrowly over 4/9 of applicants. University of Dallas offers 66 different majors and is best known for its Theological and Ministerial Studies, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, and English Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,680 per year, University of Dallas is quite high-priced. 60.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home roughly $47,400 per year, which is 14% greater than the national median.

Irving, TX

www.udallas.edu

A-

Rating

45%

Acceptance

2,851

Students

#238

Ranking

$39,680

Tuition

Creighton University

#9 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Creighton University is a mid-sized private college located in Omaha, NE ranked 207th in the US. It has a total of 4,885 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting about three fourths of applicants. Creighton University offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Emergency Medical Technology, Health and Wellness, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,630 per year, Creighton University is quite high-priced. 72.31% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Omaha, NE

https://www.creighton.edu

A

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,549

Students

#207

Ranking

$39,630

Tuition

Saint Louis University

#10 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Saint Louis University is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 176th in America. It has a total of 11,095 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 58.28% acceptance rate. Saint Louis University offers 243 different majors and is best known for its Occupational Therapy, Homeland Security, and Organizational Behavior Studies programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,700 per year, Saint Louis University is quite pricey. 67.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $56,500 per year, which is 36% above the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.slu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

16,248

Students

#176

Ranking

$44,700

Tuition

Seton Hall University

#11 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Seton Hall University is a large private university located in South Orange, NJ ranked 237th in America. It has a total of 6,397 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.63% acceptance rate. Seton Hall University offers 119 different majors and is best known for its Humanities, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Financial Mathematics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 11th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,460 per year, Seton Hall University is quite costly. 66.06% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $57,200 per year, which is 38% above the national median.

South Orange, NJ

www.shu.edu/

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

11,539

Students

#237

Ranking

$41,460

Tuition

Loyola University Chicago

#12 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Loyola University Chicago is a large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 201st in the United States. It has a total of 13,742 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.22% acceptance rate. Loyola University Chicago offers 324 different majors and is best known for its Office Management and Supervision, Physical Therapy, and Legal Support Services programs (nationally ranked 1st, 5th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,105 per year, Loyola University Chicago is quite pricey. 70.42% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $54,100 per year, which is 30% above the national median.

Chicago, IL

https://www.luc.edu

A

Rating

67%

Acceptance

19,332

Students

#201

Ranking

$44,105

Tuition

Marquette University

#13 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Marquette University is a large private university located in Milwaukee, WI ranked 204th in the nation. It has a total of 8,666 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 82.96% of applicants. Marquette University offers 188 different majors and is best known for its Speech-Language Pathology, Writing, and Physiology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,350 per year, Marquette University is rather costly. 78.4% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in approximately $62,600 per year, which is 51% over the national median.

Milwaukee, WI

www.marquette.edu

A

Rating

83%

Acceptance

12,285

Students

#204

Ranking

$43,350

Tuition

Bob Jones University

#14 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial 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

College of Saint Benedict

#15 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

College of Saint Benedict is a small private liberal arts college located in Saint Joseph, MN ranked 287th in America. It has a total of 1,813 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.46% acceptance rate. College of Saint Benedict offers 38 different majors and is best known for its Nutrition Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 10th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,370 per year, College of Saint Benedict is exceptionally high-priced. 78.67% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $52,600 per year, which is 27% over the national median.

Saint Joseph, MN

https://csbsju.edu

A-

Rating

80%

Acceptance

1,813

Students

#287

Ranking

$45,370

Tuition

Mount St. Mary's University

#16 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Mount St. Mary's University is a small private institution located in Emmitsburg, MD ranked 12th in Maryland. It has a total of 2,025 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.79% of applicants. Mount St. Mary's University offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Family and Community Services, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Criminology programs (nationally ranked 14th, 16th, and 28th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,170 per year, Mount St. Mary's University is rather high-priced. 60% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to draw approximately $52,600 per year, which is 27% over the national median.

Emmitsburg, MD

https://msmary.edu

B

Rating

75%

Acceptance

2,660

Students

#505

Ranking

$41,170

Tuition

Olivet Nazarene University

#17 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial 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

Hanover College

#18 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Hanover College is a small private liberal arts college located in Hanover, IN ranked 15th in Indiana. It has a total of 1,114 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.82% of applicants. Hanover College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Theological and Ministerial Studies and Health and Fitness programs, which are respectively ranked 18th and 45th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $37,980 per year, Hanover College is rather costly. 69.51% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make around $46,400 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

Hanover, IN

www.hanover.edu

B

Rating

65%

Acceptance

1,114

Students

#451

Ranking

$37,980

Tuition

Seattle Pacific University

#19 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Seattle Pacific University is a small private college located in Seattle, WA ranked 14th in Washington. It has a total of 3,098 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.61% of applicants. Seattle Pacific University offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Fashion Merchandising, and Ecology programs (nationally ranked 12th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,604 per year, Seattle Pacific University is rather costly. 59.29% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make about $49,100 per year, which is 18% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

https://spu.edu

B-

Rating

91%

Acceptance

4,071

Students

#625

Ranking

$44,604

Tuition

Valparaiso University

#20 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Valparaiso University is a small private college located in Valparaiso, IN ranked 13th in Indiana. It has a total of 3,464 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 85.85% of applicants. Valparaiso University offers 169 different majors and is best known for its Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Secondary Education and Teaching programs (nationally ranked 18th, 20th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,520 per year, Valparaiso University is quite pricey. 69.47% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home about $48,500 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Valparaiso, IN

https://www.valpo.edu

B+

Rating

86%

Acceptance

4,205

Students

#408

Ranking

$40,520

Tuition

William Jessup University

#21 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

William Jessup University is a small private seminary located in Rocklin, CA ranked 71st in California. It has a total of 1,686 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.03% of applicants. William Jessup University offers 31 different majors and is best known for its Pastoral Counseling, Bible Studies, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 11th, 16th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $34,200 per year, William Jessup University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 54.09% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home near $37,300 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

Rocklin, CA

WWW.JESSUP.EDU

C+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

2,712

Students

#712

Ranking

$34,200

Tuition

John Brown University

#22 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

John Brown University is a small private college located in Siloam Springs, AR ranked 4th in Arkansas. It has a total of 2,078 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of four applicants. John Brown University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Family and Community Services, Pastoral Counseling, and Illustration programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,458 per year, John Brown University is reasonably high-priced. 60.97% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home near $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Siloam Springs, AR

www.jbu.edu

B

Rating

76%

Acceptance

2,830

Students

#483

Ranking

$26,458

Tuition

Newman University

#23 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Newman University is a small private college located in Wichita, KS ranked 8th in Kansas. It has a total of 3,637 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a bit north of two in every three applicants. Newman University offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology, and Theological and Ministerial Studies programs (nationally ranked 8th, 18th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,386 per year, Newman University is somewhat moderately costly. 50.23% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Wichita, KS

www.newmanu.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

4,482

Students

#733

Ranking

$30,386

Tuition

Southern Adventist University

#24 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Southern Adventist University is a small private institution located in Collegedale, TN ranked 13th in Tennessee. It has a total of 2,740 full-time undergraduate students. Southern Adventist University offers 168 different majors and is best known for its Clinical Psychology, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Foreign Languages and Literatures programs (nationally ranked 4th, 24th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $21,650 per year, Southern Adventist University is somewhat moderately expensive. 48.75% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make around $38,500 per year, which is 7% under the national median.

Collegedale, TN

www.southern.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,236

Students

#757

Ranking

$21,650

Tuition

University of Mary

#25 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Mary is a small private institution located in Bismarck, ND ranked 1st in North Dakota. It has a total of 2,957 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 73.55% of applicants. University of Mary offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Christian Studies, Radiography, and Respiratory Care Therapy programs (nationally ranked 7th, 15th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $17,350 per year, University of Mary is moderately priced. 47.57% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $48,000 per year, which is 16% above the national median.

Bismarck, ND

https://www.umary.edu/

C+

Rating

74%

Acceptance

4,696

Students

#655

Ranking

$17,350

Tuition