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

7 Colleges
3,417 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,582 Avg Cost*

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

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast 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, 3,417 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

For this year's Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking, we looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in philosophy and religious studies. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great philosophy and religious studies programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the philosophy and religious studies program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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

Check out the philosophy and religious studies programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University has taken the #1 spot in this year's philosophy and religious studies ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public school with a very large student population. Florida State also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southeast Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at Florida State is lower than is typical, just 2.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 14,515 students at Florida State that take at least one class online. 6,270 of Florida State students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Liberty University also made our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #6.

64,006 students at Liberty University are exclusively online. 37,343 students are part time. Liberty University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best philosophy and religious studies schools for non-traditional students. UF is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UF, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southeast Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UF is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 21,513 students at UF that take at least one class online. 8,083 of UF students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Georgia State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Georgia State is a very large public school located in the city of Atlanta. Georgia State also made our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #3.

There are approximately 9,120 students at Georgia State that take at least one class online. 8,159 of Georgia State students are attending part time. Georgia State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UNC Charlotte is a fairly large public school located in the city of Charlotte. UNC Charlotte not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southeast Region list.

About 6.1% of UNC Charlotte students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,694 students take at least one class online at UNC Charlotte. 6,121 students are part time. UNC Charlotte does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Richmond, VCU is a public college with a fairly large student population. VCU also made our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #5.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. Approximately 8,072 students take at least one class online at VCU. About 5,396 of the students at VCU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Louisiana State University is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Louisiana State University, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.0%. Approximately 6,275 students take at least one class online at Louisiana State University. There are roughly 4,121 part time students in attendance at Louisiana State University. 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 Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 49
Florida 476
Virginia 1,153
Georgia 278
North Carolina 438
Alabama 124
Tennessee 207
West Virginia 69
South Carolina 185
Louisiana 284
Kentucky 92
Arkansas 62

Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Religious Studies 2,280
Philosophy 1,575
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 121
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 82

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 142,884
Visual & Performing Arts 27,015
English Language & Literature 11,781
Theology & Religious Vocations 8,124
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 5,467

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 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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