Theology & Religious Vocations

2021 Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region

4 Colleges
1,145 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,750 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations School for You

Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, theology and religious vocations was ranked #27 in the country. In fact 10,962 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,145 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's in theology and religious vocations. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those theology and religious vocations schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. 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 Southwest Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Theology & Religious Vocations Schools in the Southwest Region

Oral Roberts University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. ORU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Tulsa. In addition to being on our best value list, ORU has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at ORU to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,028. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the ORU is $116,877. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Dallas Baptist University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. DBU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Dallas. As a testament to the quality of education offered at DBU, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at DBU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,038. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from DBU be around $132,532. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Waxahachie. In addition to being on our best value list, Southwestern Assemblies of God University has also earned the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region ranking.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at Southwestern Assemblies of God University to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $27,531. 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 Southwestern Assemblies of God University is $122,238. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Grand Canyon University also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #4.

It takes the average student at Grand Canyon University about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $24,402. This means that the average student pays around $103,220 to get a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges by State

Explore the best theology and religious vocations schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 297
Texas 553
Oklahoma 233
New Mexico 0

Theology & Religious Vocations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Religious Education 306
Biblical Studies 248
Theological & Ministerial Studies 231
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 204
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 66

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Majors Similar to Theology & Religious Vocations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 7,583
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 6,349
English Language & Literature 4,390
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,961
Philosophy & Religious Studies 828

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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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