Religious & Sacred Music

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
477
growing 5.07%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$8,073
growing 28.8%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$24,938
growing 1.21%
Average Wage
$56,058
growing 5.25%
People in Workforce
330,393
growing 3.08%
Average Employee Age
47.8
growing 0.465%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Religious & Sacred Music degree recipients are Lynchburg, VA, New York, NY, and Prichard, AL. The locations with a relatively high number of Religious & Sacred Music degree recipients are Westfield, IN, Southlake, TX, and Mount Vernon, GA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Religious & Sacred Music is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Religious & Sacred Music and the types of students that study this field. Liberty University awards the most degrees in Religious & Sacred Music in the US, but Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University and Grace College of Divinity have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Religious & Sacred Music.

Tuition costs for Religious & Sacred Music majors are, on average, $8,073 for in-state public colleges, and $24,938 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Religious & Sacred Music programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (158 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (468 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Religious & Sacred Music

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Religious & Sacred Music, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (468 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,073
Median In-State Public
$24,938
Median Out of State Private

Liberty University has the most Religious & Sacred Music degree recipients, with 67 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Religious & Sacred Music programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Religious & Sacred Music, with 36.4%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Religious & Sacred Music

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

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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 $56,058 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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious & Sacred Music is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
$56,058
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,533
5.25%
1 Year Growth
± 5.8%

The average salary for Theology majors is $56,058 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 Religious & Sacred Music 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 & Sacred Music 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 Religious & Sacred Music 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 Religious & Sacred Music is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Theology majors are Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Sales managers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious & Sacred Music is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
330,393
2019 Workforce
± 14,097
3.08%
1 Year Growth
± 5.9%

The number of Theology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.08%, from 320,536 in 2018 to 330,393 in 2019.

The largest single share of Theology graduates go on to work as Clergy (29.1%). 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 & Sacred Music is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
330,393
2019 Workforce
± 14,097
3.08%
1 Year Growth
± 5.9%

The number of Theology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.08%, from 320,536 in 2018 to 330,393 in 2019.

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 & Sacred Music 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 47.8.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Theology degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Theology (342 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious & Sacred Music is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
47.8
Average Age in 2019
± 0.612 Years
0.465%
1 Year Change
± 1.81%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Theology. The most common ages of employees with this major are 60 and 58 years old, which represent 2.94% and 2.66% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Religious & Sacred Music are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Religious & Sacred Music 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 (50.9%)
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 & Sacred Music.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    342 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    24 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Religious & Sacred Music 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 Male
    118 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    116 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    11 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Religious & Sacred Music. White Male 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 & Sacred Music is from the 2 Digit Course Theology.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Korea
    7,242 degree recipients
  2. Canada
    2,601 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    2,444 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Korea
    7.74 times more than expected
  2. Netherlands
    7.58 times more than expected
  3. Indonesia
    7.08 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Korea that hold Theology degrees (7.74 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 (7,242 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Religious & Sacred Music field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Religious & Sacred Music majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Religious & Sacred Music majors need more than the average amount of Coordination, Instructing, 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 & Sacred Music 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 Coordination is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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