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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
16,281
declining 6.68%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$7,644
growing 4.43%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$34,764
growing 3.62%
Average Wage
$79,665
growing 8.8%
People in Workforce
333,532
growing 3.68%
Average Employee Age
44.6
growing 0.76%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies and the types of students that study this field. Liberty University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Saint John Vianney College Seminary and Conception Seminary College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Tuition costs for Philosophy and Religious Studies majors are, on average, $7,644 for in-state public colleges, and $34,764 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Philosophy and Religious Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Philosophy and Religious Studies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Philosophy and Religious Studies majors, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies is 44.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Philosophy and Religious Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (10,485) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Philosophy and Religious Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Philosophy and Religious Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Philosophy and Religious Studies majors need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Writing.

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