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2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

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

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,083

Vs. National Avg.

-90%

popularity Rank

#244

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$26K

Vs. National Avg.

8%

cost Rank

#196

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

-4%

salary Rank

#319

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C-

Vs. National Avg.

-20%

professors Rank

#397

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

3%

students Rank

#135

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEGREES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Not many undergrad students decide to pursue a degree in religious education. A typical major gives out 6,156 annual undergrad degrees; 843 people earned undergraduate degrees in religious education last spring, making it the country's 230th most popular major for undergraduate students. Grand Canyon University​ gave out more of those degrees than any other college in the USA (265), and schools in Arizona handed out more degrees than any U.S. State (265).

Selecting the best program for you may potentially not be easy, as 97 institutions nationwide grant an undergrad degree in religious education. Four-year degrees in religious education are 49.5% less broadly available than the average subject, making it the 170th most widely offered American subject.

GRADUATE DEGREES

While 59% of last spring's degrees in religious education were four-year degrees; 41% were postgraduate degrees. Religious education is the 163rd most popular postgrad degree in America, with 590 degrees granted. To put that in context, religious education is 79% less popular among postgrad students than the average subject.

In Total, 1,433 students received a bachelor's or higher in religious education last spring.

ONLINE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEGREES

476 of those 1,433 alumni (33.2%) earned their degrees totally online - 231 college students and 245 master's & doctor's students. As you can tell by now, it's fairly unique to find an American studying religious education online. It is the 87th most in-demand online discipline with 52% less online students than the average subject. For postgrad students, it's ranked 86th, and is 60.2% under the national average (616).

Grand Canyon University​ granted more online undergrad degrees in religious education than any other American institution (180). Last fall, 40,001 undergrad students were attending the institution totally online, 68% of their student body. They offer 38 completely online majors. That's 61% of their subjects.

Furthermore, Colleges from Arizona granted the most online four-year degrees in religious education last year (180). The state single-handedly accounts for 78% of the subject's remote students.

27.4% of all undergrad degrees in religious education are completed through online programs, (41.5% for postgraduate degrees). Crown College's​ last undergraduate class contained a higher percentage of online religious education majors than any other U.S. college (5.5%). 15 students in their 273 student class earned an online undergraduate degree in religious education. They offer 29% of their subjects online, and had 601 enrolled online undergrad students last fall. That's 52% of the student body.

Undergraduate degrees in religious education are offered completely online at 18 schools nationwide, making it the 170th most commonly available online degree in the country. A little under one fifth of schools handing out the degree even have an online option. Texas has the most online programs of any state, with 3 schools to choose from.

If you desire to study religious education entirely online, you may want to check out Biola University, as it has the best religious education program in America. They also have an additional 13 degrees remotely, so their systems are presumably trustworthy. Additionally, 168 remote undergraduates attend the institution, which is 4% of the entire student body.

PARTIALLY ONLINE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEGREES

  • Last spring, 125 students received a college degree in religious education partially online
  • 70 institutions in the United States of America have a bachelor's degree in religious education partially online
  • 14.83% of all undergrad degree in religious education are done partially online
  • 1.92% of Franciscan University of Steubenville's​ last undergraduate class studied religious education partially online, higher than any other U.S. institution
  • 12.71% of all grad degrees in religious education are done partially online

IN-PERSON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEGREES

  • 487 people last May were awarded a college degree in religious education totally in-person
  • Four-year degrees in religious education are available in-person at 9 schools nationwide
  • Last May, 749 people completed a bachelor's or higher in religious education comprehensively in-person
  • 15.66% of Moody Bible Institute's​ last undergraduate class majored in religious education in-person, higher than any other college in the USA
  • Illinois graduates more religious education majors totally in-person than any other state (145 undergrad degrees awarded last spring)
  • On average, each field has around 4,293 bachelor's degrees per annum completely in-person

Top 25 Best Online Colleges for Religious Education

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Biola University

La Mirada, CA | https://www.biola.edu/

64%

Acceptance

6,748

Students

#318

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A

Rating

#2 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH | www.franciscan.edu/

73%

Acceptance

3,687

Students

#325

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A

Rating

#3 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

New York, NY | www.jtsa.edu/

58%

Acceptance

344

Students

#185

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A

Rating

#4 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Loyola University Chicago

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

71%

Acceptance

19,692

Students

#242

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#5 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

North Park University

Chicago, IL | www.northpark.edu/

44%

Acceptance

3,304

Students

#499

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A

Rating

#6 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.duq.edu/

77%

Acceptance

10,187

Students

#279

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#7 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ | www.gcu.edu/

81%

Acceptance

150,585

Students

#2165

Ranking

$18K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Fordham University

Bronx, NY | www.fordham.edu/

53%

Acceptance

19,139

Students

#116

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Bethel University

Saint Paul, MN | https://www.bethel.edu/

87%

Acceptance

4,921

Students

#610

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA | www.loyno.edu/

72%

Acceptance

4,972

Students

#546

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA | www.messiah.edu/

78%

Acceptance

3,764

Students

#410

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI | www.andrews.edu/

49%

Acceptance

4,767

Students

#273

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN | www.marian.edu/

64%

Acceptance

5,140

Students

#685

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#14 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA | www.francis.edu/

59%

Acceptance

3,822

Students

#384

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Northwestern College

Orange City, IA | https://www.nwciowa.edu/

74%

Acceptance

1,851

Students

#629

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

B

Rating

#16 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

George Fox University

Newberg, OR | www.georgefox.edu/

91%

Acceptance

4,511

Students

#756

Ranking

$38K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

The Master's University and Seminary

Santa Clarita, CA | www.masters.edu/

60%

Acceptance

2,477

Students

#478

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

William Jessup University

Rocklin, CA | www.jessup.edu/

65%

Acceptance

2,596

Students

#713

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, MN | www.stthomas.edu/

87%

Acceptance

11,063

Students

#300

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Emory University

Atlanta, GA | www.emory.edu/

19%

Acceptance

15,970

Students

#24

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | www.bc.edu/

26%

Acceptance

16,502

Students

#32

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Cedarville University

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

59%

Acceptance

4,763

Students

#449

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

University of Dallas

Irving, TX | www.udallas.edu/

54%

Acceptance

2,894

Students

#294

Ranking

$45K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Religious Education

Columbia International University

Columbia, SC | www.ciu.edu/

51%

Acceptance

2,272

Students

#523

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

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