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2023 Best Accredited Online 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

9,210

Vs. National Avg.

-15%

popularity Rank

#72

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$27K

Vs. National Avg.

11%

cost Rank

#170

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$40K

Vs. National Avg.

1%

salary Rank

#275

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C-

Vs. National Avg.

-18%

professors Rank

#395

students

Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

4%

students Rank

#123

THEOLOGICAL AND MINISTERIAL STUDIES DEGREES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

It is quite uncommon to find an American majoring in theological and ministerial studies. On average, each subject grants around 6,156 bachelor's degrees a year; last year, 2,404 students completed undergraduate degrees in theological and ministerial studies, making it the 134th most popular major nationally. Southeastern University​ accounted for 193 of those degrees (#1 in the USA). Schools in Florida gave out more degrees than any American State (323).

It could not be easy to track down the best fit for you, because 249 institutions around the nation grant a four-year degree in theological and ministerial studies. Bachelor's degrees in theological and ministerial studies are 29.8% more broadly offered than the average subject, making it the 91st most broadly available degree in the country.

GRADUATE DEGREES

While a bit over 1 out of every 6 degrees in theological and ministerial studies last spring were undergrad degrees; 83% were postgrad degrees. Theological and ministerial studies is the 20th most popular graduate degree in the United States of America, with 11,988 degrees granted. For context, grad degrees in theological and ministerial studies are 4.3 times more popular among postgrads than the average major.

In Total, 14,392 students received a bachelor's or higher in theological and ministerial studies last spring.

ONLINE THEOLOGICAL AND MINISTERIAL STUDIES DEGREES

3,491 of those 14,392 alumni (24.3%) did their schooling remotely - 310 undergraduate students and 3,181 graduate students. As you probably know by now, theological and ministerial studies is not an extremely highly demanded online subject. It is the 72nd most popular online degree with 35.6% less remote students than the average subject. For master's & doctor's students, it is ranked 18th, with 5.2 times the average number of graduate students per concentration (481).

Northwest University-College of Adult and Professional Studies​ granted more online undergraduate degrees in theological and ministerial studies than any other American college (34). Last fall, 572 undergrads were enrolled in the school exclusively remotely, 56% of their students. They offer 10 remote courses of study. That's 100% of their majors.

Additionally, Florida graduates more theological and ministerial studies online students than any other state (58 four-year degrees conferred last May). Florida alone graduates 19% of the major's remote students.

12.9% of all undergraduate degrees in theological and ministerial studies are completed through online programs, (26.5% for postgrad degrees). 40.51% of Nazarene Bible College's​ last undergraduate class majored in theological and ministerial studies online, higher than any other U.S. institution. 26 students in their 64 student class completed an online college degree in theological and ministerial studies. They offer 6 courses of study completely remote, and had 696 enrolled online undergrad students last fall. That's 100% of the student body.

Undergrad degrees in theological and ministerial studies are offered online at 61 institutions across the nation, making it the 91st most universally available remote degree. 24% of colleges giving out the degree even have a comprehensively remote option. Florida leads the nation in providing remote choices, with 8 of the programs based there.

If you would like to study theological and ministerial studies and have the ability to stay focused on zoom meetings, we suggest that you view Franciscan University of Steubenville, as it has the 3rd best theological and ministerial studies program in the United States. It also provides an additional 12 degrees online, so their systems are probably dialed. Further, they have 94 online undergraduate students, which is 4% of their whole student body.

PARTIALLY ONLINE THEOLOGICAL AND MINISTERIAL STUDIES DEGREES

  • Last May, 363 students earned a four-year degree in theological and ministerial studies partially online
  • Theological and ministerial studies is the 99th most universally offered partially online bachelor's degree in America
  • 15.1% of all college degree in theological and ministerial studies are done partially online
  • Southeastern University​ conferred 66 partially online bachelor's degrees in theological and ministerial studies, more than any other US school
  • Last May, more or less 1/6 of partially online degrees in theological and ministerial studies were undergrad degrees; 83% were advanced degrees
  • The average subject confers 1,368 annual four-year degrees partially online

IN-PERSON THEOLOGICAL AND MINISTERIAL STUDIES DEGREES

  • Theological and ministerial studies is the 135th most popular in-person college degree in the country
  • Exclusively in-person bachelor's degrees in theological and ministerial studies are offered at 24 schools coast-to-coast
  • 72% of all college degree in theological and ministerial studies are earned totally in-person
  • Yeshivath Viznitz's​ last undergraduate class contained a higher percentage of in-person theological and ministerial studies majors than any other college in the country (100%)
  • Minnesota has the most colleges offering in-person undergraduate degrees in theological and ministerial studies of any state (3)
  • The typical discipline is available at about 20 schools in-person

Top 25 Best Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH | www.franciscan.edu/

73%

Acceptance

3,687

Students

#325

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#3 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

The Master's University and Seminary

Santa Clarita, CA | www.masters.edu/

60%

Acceptance

2,477

Students

#478

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN | www.mlc-wels.edu/

87%

Acceptance

1,471

Students

#599

Ranking

$16K

Tuition

B

Rating

#5 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Anderson University

Anderson, SC | www.andersonuniversity.edu/

59%

Acceptance

4,113

Students

#730

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Accredited Online 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 Accredited Online 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

#8 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA | www.redlands.edu/

69%

Acceptance

5,960

Students

#286

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Biola University

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

64%

Acceptance

6,748

Students

#318

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO | www.slu.edu/

56%

Acceptance

14,756

Students

#156

Ranking

$47K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Accredited Online 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

#12 2023 Best Accredited Online 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

A

Rating

#13 2023 Best Accredited Online 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

#14 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

University of St Francis

Joliet, IL | https://www.stfrancis.edu/

60%

Acceptance

5,403

Students

#400

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A

Rating

#15 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI | www.marquette.edu/

82%

Acceptance

12,601

Students

#177

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA | www.callutheran.edu/

74%

Acceptance

4,987

Students

#304

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.duq.edu/

77%

Acceptance

10,187

Students

#279

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Louisville, KY | www.sbts.edu/

77%

Acceptance

5,310

Students

#1153

Ranking

$12K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Bethel University

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

87%

Acceptance

4,921

Students

#610

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Accredited Online 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

#21 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Vanguard University of Southern California

Costa Mesa, CA | https://www.vanguard.edu/

50%

Acceptance

2,562

Students

#528

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Accredited Online 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

#23 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA | www.loyno.edu/

72%

Acceptance

4,972

Students

#546

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA | www.desales.edu/

82%

Acceptance

4,628

Students

#668

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#25 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Theological and Ministerial Studies

North Park University

Chicago, IL | www.northpark.edu/

44%

Acceptance

3,304

Students

#499

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

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