Other Theology & Religious Vocations

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
1,274
declining 7.35%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$26,330
growing 1.27%
Average Wage
$55,305
growing 2.87%
People in Workforce
314,186
growing 2.43%
Average Employee Age
47.6
growing 0.503%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Other Theology & Religious Vocations degree recipients are Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, and Circleville, OH. The locations with a relatively high number of Other Theology & Religious Vocations degree recipients are South Point, OH, Trotwood, OH, and Jacksonville, TX. The most common degree awarded to students studying Other Theology & Religious Vocations is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other Theology & Religious Vocations and the types of students that study this field. Moody Bible Institute awards the most degrees in Other Theology & Religious Vocations in the US, but Graduate Theological Union and Heritage Bible College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Theology & Religious Vocations.

Tuition costs for Other Theology & Religious Vocations majors are, on average, $0 for in-state public colleges, and $26,330 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Other Theology & Religious Vocations programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (125 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,243 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Theology & Religious Vocations

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,243 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Other Theology & Religious Vocations programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$26,330
Median Out of State Private

Moody Bible Institute has the most Other Theology & Religious Vocations degree recipients, with 135 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Other Theology & Religious Vocations programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Graduate Theological Union has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Theology & Religious Vocations

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Other Theology & Religious Vocations by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Other Theology & Religious Vocations.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Theology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Theology majors is $55,305 and the most common occupations are Clergy, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most Theology majors is Religious organizations, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Spectator sports.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
$55,305
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,368
2.87%
1 Year Growth
± 5.98%

The average salary for Theology majors is $55,305 and the most common occupations are Clergy, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Theology majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Theology majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

The most common occupations Theology majors, by number of employees, are Clergy, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Theology majors working as Clergy, Directors, religious activities & education, and Religious workers, all other.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Theology majors are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
314,186
2020 Workforce
± 13,747
2.43%
1 Year Growth
± 6.08%

The number of Theology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.43%, from 306,719 in 2019 to 314,186 in 2020.

The largest single share of Theology graduates go on to work as Clergy (27.2%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Theology by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

The highest paying industries of Theology majors, by average wage, are Spectator sports, Software publishing, and Natural gas distribution.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
314,186
2020 Workforce
± 13,747
2.43%
1 Year Growth
± 6.08%

The number of Theology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.43%, from 306,719 in 2019 to 314,186 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Theology graduates by share is Religious organizations, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Theology.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Theology majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Theology in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Theology is 47.6.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Theology degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Theology (735 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
47.6
Average Age in 2020
± 0.626 Years
0.503%
1 Year Change
± 1.86%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Theology. The most common ages of employees with this major are 58 and 59 years old, which represent 2.66% and 2.56% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Other Theology & Religious Vocations are Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree, and Professional Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Theology are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (56.8%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    735 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    186 degrees awarded
  3. Non-resident Alien
    99 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Other Theology & Religious Vocations for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    209 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    132 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    44 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Masters Degree recipients in Other Theology & Religious Vocations. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Theology & Religious Vocations is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Korea
    5,902 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    3,031 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    2,423 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Korea
    6.48 times more than expected
  2. Togo
    5.04 times more than expected
  3. Switzerland
    4.93 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Korea that hold Theology degrees (6.48 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Korea (5,902 degree recipients).

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