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2021 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois

2 Colleges
792 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,930 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in IllinoisTheology & Religious Vocations is the #21 most popular major in Illinois with 792 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 7.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in theology and religious vocations. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality theology and religious vocations programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the theology and religious vocations program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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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 Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Non-Traditional Students list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Illinois

The following schools top our list of the Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Trinity International University - Illinois tops the 2021 list of our schools in Illinois that are best for non-traditional theology and religious vocations students. Located in the large suburb of Deerfield, TIU Illinois is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at TIU Illinois, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in Illinois ranking.

About 4.4% of TIU Illinois students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 153 students at TIU Illinois are exclusively online. About 850 of the students at TIU Illinois are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#2

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

Olivet Nazarene University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Bourbonnais, Olivet Nazarene is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Olivet Nazarene, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in Illinois ranking.

The student loan default rate at Olivet Nazarene is lower than is typical, just 4.2% of students default in three years. 1,577 students at Olivet Nazarene are exclusively online. 1,421 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Michigan 170
Ohio 331
Indiana 301
Wisconsin 44

Theology & Religious Vocations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Theological & Ministerial Studies 849
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 302
Biblical Studies 257
Religious Education 199
Missionary Studies 141

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Majors Similar to Theology & Religious Vocations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 18,575
Visual & Performing Arts 5,709
English Language & Literature 1,618
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,085
Philosophy & Religious Studies 583

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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