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2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

There are about 36,565 students enrolled in Theological and Ministerial Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

11,960

Vs. National Avg.

-24%

popularity Rank

#81

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$27K

Vs. National Avg.

11%

cost Rank

#207

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$40K

Vs. National Avg.

1%

salary Rank

#262

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C-

Vs. National Avg.

-18%

professors Rank

#392

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

1%

students Rank

#228

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&nbsphere 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&nbspappears 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&nbspcolleges that could put the expense at Boston College&nbspinto 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&nbspin 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&nbspand 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&nbspand 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.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

D

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Belton, TX | https://go.umhb.edu/

90%

Acceptance

4,225

Students

#1936

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | www.bc.edu/

26%

Acceptance

16,502

Students

#32

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Villanova University

Villanova, PA | www.villanova.edu/

31%

Acceptance

12,231

Students

#64

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA | https://www.lmu.edu/

50%

Acceptance

10,629

Students

#127

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI | www.andrews.edu/

49%

Acceptance

4,767

Students

#273

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO | www.slu.edu/

56%

Acceptance

14,756

Students

#156

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH | https://www.cedarville.edu/

59%

Acceptance

4,763

Students

#449

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | https://www.usfca.edu/

70%

Acceptance

12,171

Students

#191

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Portland

Portland, OR | https://www.up.edu/

77%

Acceptance

4,766

Students

#184

Ranking

$50K

Tuition

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Creighton University

Omaha, NE | https://www.creighton.edu/

64%

Acceptance

10,225

Students

#207

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI | www.marquette.edu/

82%

Acceptance

12,601

Students

#177

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL | https://www.moody.edu/

98%

Acceptance

3,497

Students

#1283

Ranking

$14K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

Baton Rouge, LA | www.franu.edu/

47%

Acceptance

1,518

Students

#641

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA | www.liberty.edu/

50%

Acceptance

123,445

Students

#1035

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, NE | www.csm.edu/

50%

Acceptance

1,213

Students

#517

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR | www.jbu.edu/

59%

Acceptance

2,749

Students

#307

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR | www.obu.edu/

62%

Acceptance

1,747

Students

#624

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

North Central Texas College

Gainesville, TX | www.nctc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

14,346

Students

#2770

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL | https://www.luc.edu/

71%

Acceptance

19,692

Students

#242

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Dallas

Irving, TX | www.udallas.edu/

54%

Acceptance

2,894

Students

#294

Ranking

$45K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC | www.bju.edu/

0%

Acceptance

3,750

Students

#680

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Dordt University

Sioux Center, IA | www.dordt.edu/

72%

Acceptance

1,769

Students

#505

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

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