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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 1.64%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
declining 0.3%
Average Wage
declining 1.27%
People in Workforce
growing 7.8%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.36%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Pastoral Studies & Counseling and the types of students that study this field. Moody Bible Institute awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Universidad Pentecostal Mizpa and Family of Faith College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Pastoral Studies & Counseling. Tuition costs for Pastoral Studies & Counseling majors are, on average, N/A for in-state public colleges, and $23,700 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Pastoral Studies & Counseling programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Theology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Religious organizations is the industry that employs the most Theology majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Theology majors, by average wage, is Legal services.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Theology in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Theology is 47.1, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Theology degrees, and White students earn the majority (885) of the degrees.

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

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Pastoral Studies & Counseling majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Instructing is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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