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2021 Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in California

4 Colleges
547 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,697 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in CaliforniaWith 547 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, theology and religious vocations is the #28 most popular major in California. This means that 5.0% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in California ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in theology and religious vocations. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those theology and religious vocations schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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2021 Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Schools in California

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for theology and religious vocations majors.

Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Schools in California

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Located in the rural area of El Dorado Hills, School of Urban Missions is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population. School of Urban Missions also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in California rankings.

At School of Urban Missions, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 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 students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Our rankings recognize Biola University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Biola is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of La Mirada. In addition to being on our best value list, Biola has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in California ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Biola to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,613. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Biola be around $165,264. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Life Pacific College

San Dimas, CA

Life Pacific College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. LIFE Bible College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of San Dimas. As a testament to the quality of education offered at LIFE Bible College, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in California ranking.

It takes the average student at LIFE Bible College about 4.3 years to graduate, and it costs about $22,519 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the LIFE Bible College is $97,057. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Azusa Pacific University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Azusa, Azusa Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. Azusa Pacific also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in California list, coming in at #2.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Azusa Pacific is 4.3 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $35,709. 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 Azusa Pacific is $154,263. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 115
Hawaii 16
Oregon 126
Alaska 5

Theology & Religious Vocations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Biblical Studies 226
Theological & Ministerial Studies 171
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 64
Religious Education 59
Sacred Music 18

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 12,569
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6,043
English Language & Literature 4,276
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 2,979
Philosophy & Religious Studies 1,452

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 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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