Religious Education

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

1,721

declining 10.8%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

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Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

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Average Wage

$51,738

growing 7.33%

People in Workforce

302,296

growing 1.34%

Average Employee Age

47.2

growing 0.295%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Religious Education degree recipients are Phoenix, AZ, Dallas, TX, and Chicago, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Religious Education degree recipients are Trujillo Alto, PR, Bannockburn, IL, and Wyoming, MI. The most common degree awarded to students studying Religious Education is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Religious Education and the types of students that study this field. Grand Canyon University awards the most degrees in Religious Education in the US, but Crossroads Bible College and Talmudic College of Florida have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Religious Education.

Tuition costs for Religious Education majors are, on average, $N/A for in-state public colleges, and $N/A for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Religious Education programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (155 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,343 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Religious Education

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Religious Education, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,343 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

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Grand Canyon University has the most Religious Education degree recipients, with 378 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Religious Education programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Crossroads Bible College and Talmudic College of Florida have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Religious Education, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Religious Education

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Religious Education 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 Religious Education.

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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 $51,738 and the most common occupations are Clergy, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most Theology majors is Religious organizations, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

$51,738

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,272

7.33%

1 Year Growth

± 5.79%

The average salary for Theology majors is $51,738 and the most common occupations are Clergy, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education 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 Religious Education is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

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

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Most Specialized

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

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

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

302,296

2017 Workforce

± 13,485

1.34%

1 Year Growth

± 6.25%

The number of Theology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.34%, from 298,309 in 2016 to 302,296 in 2017.

The largest single share of Theology graduates go on to work as Clergy (26.5%). 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

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

302,296

2017 Workforce

± 13,485

1.34%

1 Year Growth

± 6.25%

The number of Theology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.34%, from 298,309 in 2016 to 302,296 in 2017.

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 Religious Education 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 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 47.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Theology degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,026) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

47.2

Average Age in 2017

± 0.637 Years

0.295%

1 Year Change

± 1.92%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Theology. The most common ages of employees with this major are 61 and 37 years old, which represent 2.96% and 2.86% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Religious Education are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education 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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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (52.5%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Religious Education.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,026 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    299 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    152 degrees awarded

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

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    328 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    325 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    60 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Religious Education. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious Education is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Korea

    4,944 degree recipients

  2. Mexico

    3,298 degree recipients

  3. Canada

    3,198 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Tanzania

    14.9 times more than expected

  2. Argentina

    6.02 times more than expected

  3. South Africa

    5.18 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Tanzania that hold Theology degrees (14.9 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 (4,944 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Religious Education field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Religious Education majors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Religious Education majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Operations Analysis.

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 Religious Education 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 Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Social Perceptiveness, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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