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2021 Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations

40 Colleges
10,962 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,405 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious VocationsTheology & Religious Vocations is the #27 most popular major in the country with 10,962 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations ranking looked at 40 colleges that offer a bachelor's in theology and religious vocations. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. Instead, we are looking at those theology and religious vocations schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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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 Value Theology & Religious Vocations Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Schools in the United States

Check out the theology and religious vocations programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Top 10 Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Schools

Ozark Christian College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ozark Christian College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Joplin. Ozark Christian College also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Ozark Christian College is 4.6 years, and it costs about $16,510 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Ozark Christian College is $75,946. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Johnson University

Knoxville, TN

Johnson University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Johnson University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Knoxville. Johnson University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations list.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Johnson University to complete their degree, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,729. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Johnson University is $83,848. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Columbia International University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, CIU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at CIU, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations ranking.

At CIU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and it costs about $23,251 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the CIU is $94,399. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Freed - Hardeman University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Located in the distant town of Henderson, Freed - Hardeman is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

It takes the average student at Freed - Hardeman about 4.2 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $21,207. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Freed - Hardeman be around $88,645. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Franciscan University of Steubenville landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Located in the small city of Steubenville, Franciscan U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Franciscan U did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations list.

At Franciscan U, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $29,132. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Franciscan U is about $119,441. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Appalachian Bible College

Mount Hope, WV

Appalachian Bible College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Appalachian Bible College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Mount Hope.

The average student at Appalachian Bible College graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $14,374. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian Bible College is $59,077. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The Baptist College of Florida landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Located in the town of Graceville, BCF is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at BCF is 4.4 years, and it costs about $13,961 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the BCF is $61,708. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Liberty University. Located in the city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Liberty University, the school also landed the #9 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations ranking.

The average student at Liberty University graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,839. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University is $119,970. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Our rankings recognize SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary as the #9 school in this year's rankings. School of Urban Missions is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of El Dorado Hills.

The average student at School of Urban Missions graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $17,947. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from School of Urban Missions is about $75,736. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#10

Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, PA

Lancaster Bible College landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Lancaster Bible College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lancaster. In addition to being on our best value list, Lancaster Bible College has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations ranking.

The average student at Lancaster Bible College graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $29,899. This means that the average student pays around $125,576 to get a bachelor’s degree from Lancaster Bible College. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Theology & Religious Vocations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Theological & Ministerial Studies 4,767
Biblical Studies 2,888
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 1,323
Religious Education 843
Missionary Studies 510

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 94,501
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 45,514
English Language & Literature 42,686
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 24,008
Philosophy & Religious Studies 12,372

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Daderot.

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