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

4 Colleges
828 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,668 Avg Cost*

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

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest RegionPhilosophy & Religious Studies is the #25 most popular major in the country with 12,372 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 828 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 4 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 Southwest 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

The University of Texas at Austin tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Southwest Region that are best for non-traditional philosophy and religious studies students. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UT Austin has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is lower than is typical, just 2.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 12,546 students at UT Austin that take at least one class online. 3,290 of UT Austin students are attending part time. UT Austin does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best philosophy and religious studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, University of Arizona has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,701 students take at least one class online at University of Arizona. 7,884 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #3 school in this year's rankings. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe. ASU - Tempe did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.2%. Approximately 23,569 students take at least one class online at ASU - Tempe. 5,405 of ASU - Tempe students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of New Mexico - Main Campus comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UNM is a fairly large public school located in the city of Albuquerque. UNM also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in the Southwest Region rankings.

There are approximately 7,371 students at UNM that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,422 part time students in attendance at UNM. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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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 colleges for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 183
Texas 530
Oklahoma 65
New Mexico 50

Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Philosophy 707
Religious Studies 350
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 6

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 71,760
Visual & Performing Arts 11,365
English Language & Literature 5,730
Theology & Religious Vocations 3,230
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 2,718

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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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