Theology & Religious Vocations

2021 Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates

10,962 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,467 Avg Salary
$25,040 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Theology & Religious Vocations School for You

Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations GraduatesTheology & Religious Vocations is the #27 most popular major in the country with 10,962 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. The theology and religious vocations school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates ranking looked at 70 colleges that offer a bachelor's in theology and religious vocations.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Theology & Religious Vocations Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, theology and religious vocations majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $25,467 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 36% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates from Schools Nationwide  25,467
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations Grads in the United States

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Top 20 Best Schools for Highly Paid Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates

#1

Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, TN

Freed-Hardeman University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid theology and religious vocations school. FHU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Henderson.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#2

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of South Orange, Seton Hall is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Nazarene Bible College

Colorado Springs, CO

Nazarene Bible College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid theology and religious vocations school. Located in the city of Colorado Springs, Nazarene Bible College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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#3

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid theology and religious vocations school. Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

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#4

Mid-America Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mid-America Christian University. Located in the city of Oklahoma City, MACU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Anderson University Indiana comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Anderson, Anderson University Indiana is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global as the #5 school in this year's rankings. IWU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Marion.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Abilene Christian University. Abilene Christian is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Abilene.

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#6

Beth Medrash Govoha

Lakewood, NJ

Beth Medrash Govoha landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid theology and religious vocations school. Beth Medrash Govoha is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lakewood.

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#7

Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, PA

Lancaster Bible College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid theology and religious vocations school. Lancaster Bible College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Lancaster.

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#8

Baylor University

Waco, TX

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Baylor University. Located in the medium-sized city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Trinity International University - Illinois landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid theology and religious vocations school. TIU Illinois is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Deerfield.

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#9

Providence College

Providence, RI

Providence College earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Providence, Providence is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Trinity International University - Florida. Trinity International University - Florida is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Miramar.

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#10

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Regent University. Regent is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Virginia Beach.

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#11

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University earned the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of San Francisco. Located in the large city of San Francisco, USFCA is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#12

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

Our rankings recognize George Fox University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Newberg.

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#12

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL

Our rankings recognize Palm Beach Atlantic University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Palm Beach Atlantic is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of West Palm Beach.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Theology & Religious Vocations students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Theology & Religious Vocations Graduates award.

Rank College Location
13 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
13 Northwest University - College of Adult and Professional Studies Kirkland, WA
14 Samford University Birmingham, AL
14 Northwest University Kirkland, WA
15 Kentucky Christian University Grayson, KY
16 Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, OH
17 North Park University Chicago, IL
17 Southeastern University Lakeland, FL
18 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
19 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
20 LeTourneau University Longview, TX
22 William Carey University Hattiesburg, MS
23 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX
24 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA

Theology & Religious Vocations by Region

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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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Majors Similar to Theology & Religious Vocations

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

  • 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).
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