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2021 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

5 Colleges
2,306 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,401 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, philosophy and religious studies was ranked #25 in the country. In fact 12,372 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,306 went to students in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.

For this year's Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in philosophy and religious studies. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent philosophy and religious studies programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the philosophy and religious studies program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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2021 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Cairn University

Langhorne, PA

Cairn University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that are best for non-traditional philosophy and religious studies students. Cairn is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Langhorne. Cairn did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 7.5% of Cairn students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 190 students take at least one class online at Cairn. 332 of Cairn students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to New York University. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. NYU also made our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.2%. Approximately 2,264 students take at least one class online at NYU. 8,707 students are part time.

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Our rankings recognize Rutgers University - New Brunswick as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a very large student population. Rutgers New Brunswick did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 3.8% of Rutgers New Brunswick students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 10,368 students take at least one class online at Rutgers New Brunswick. About 7,501 of the students at Rutgers New Brunswick are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Philadelphia, Temple is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Temple has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking.

About 5.1% of Temple students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 5,543 students at Temple that take at least one class online. There are roughly 5,358 part time students in attendance at Temple. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#5

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College is a public school with a large student population. Brooklyn College did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Middle Atlantic Region list.

About 5.5% of Brooklyn College students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,426 students take at least one class online at Brooklyn College. There are roughly 6,424 part time students in attendance at Brooklyn College. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students philosophy and religious studies schools for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 848
New York 960
New Jersey 182
Maryland 183
Delaware 10
District of Columbia 123

Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Philosophy 2,085
Religious Studies 1,260
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 31
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 21

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 46,508
Visual & Performing Arts 28,829
English Language & Literature 10,408
Theology & Religious Vocations 6,074
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 5,068

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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