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2022 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Associate Degree Schools

3 Colleges in the United States
1,625 Associate Degrees
If you're seeking an Associate Degree in philosophy and religious studies, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #35 one in the country in terms of popularity.While this may limit the number of schools that offer the degree program, there are still top-quality ones to be found.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 3 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for philosophy and religious studies students pursuing a associate degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,625 associate degrees in philosophy and religious studies during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Philosophy & Religious Studies School for Your Associate Degree

Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Associate Degree Schools Your choice of philosophy and religious studies for getting your associate degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we consider a college's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the colleges on this list are in at least the top 52% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 877 to 538 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Early-Career Salaries

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their associate degree from the school. After all, your associate degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on philosophy and religious studies students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other philosophy and religious studies students want to attend this school to pursue a associate degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for philosophy and religious studies to pay back their student loans after receiving their associate degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized philosophy and religious studies related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for philosophy and religious studies students working on their associate degree.

More Ways to Rank Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Associate Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Associate Students to Study Philosophy & Religious Studies in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in philosophy and religious studies.

Top Schools for an Associate in Philosophy & Religious Studies

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in an associate degree in philosophy and religious studies needs to check out Franciscan University of Steubenville. Located in the small city of Steubenville, Franciscan U is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Associate Degree Schools rank of #444 out of 1,539 schools nationwide means Franciscan U is a great university overall.More information about a associate in philosophy and religious studies from Franciscan University of Steubenville

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
94 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in an associate degree in philosophy and religious studies needs to take a look at Liberty University. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Lynchburg. This university ranks 15th out of 39 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Virginia.More information about a associate in philosophy and religious studies from Liberty University

#3

Cairn University

Langhorne, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1 Annual Graduates

Cairn University is a good option for students pursuing an associate degree in philosophy and religious studies. Cairn is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Langhorne. This university ranks 42nd out of 73 colleges for overall associate degree quality in the state of Pennsylvania.More information about a associate in philosophy and religious studies from Cairn University

Philosophy & Religious Studies by Region

View the Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Associate Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Religious Studies 1,187
Philosophy 438

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 403,365
Visual & Performing Arts 20,693
English Language & Literature 3,425
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 2,918
Theology & Religious Vocations 1,124

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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