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2021 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region

9 Colleges
2,465 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,950 Avg Cost*

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

Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast RegionTheology & Religious Vocations is the #27 most popular major in the country with 10,962 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 2,465 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 9 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in theology and religious vocations. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great theology and religious vocations programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the theology and religious vocations program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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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 the Southeast Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying theology and religious vocations.

Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University has taken the #1 spot in this year's theology and religious vocations ranking for non-traditional students. Liberty University is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg. Liberty University also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southeast Region rankings.

64,006 of Liberty University students are exclusively distance learners. 37,343 of Liberty University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Columbia International University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best theology and religious vocations schools for non-traditional students. CIU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Columbia. CIU also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #2.

About 4.2% of CIU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 352 of CIU students are exclusively distance learners. 336 of CIU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Virginia Beach, Regent is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Regent, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southeast Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. 7,682 students at Regent are exclusively online. 6,261 of Regent students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#4

Lee University

Cleveland, TN

Lee University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 best theology and religious vocations schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Cleveland, Lee University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Lee University also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #6.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.2%. 540 students at Lee University are exclusively online. 1,411 of Lee University students are attending part time.

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#5

Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, TN

Freed-Hardeman University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Henderson, FHU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. FHU also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #4.

The student loan default rate at FHU is lower than is typical, just 5.8% of students default in three years. 252 of FHU students are exclusively distance learners. About 673 of the students at FHU are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#6

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL

Our rankings recognize Palm Beach Atlantic University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Atlantic is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

The student loan default rate at Palm Beach Atlantic is lower than is typical, just 3.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 592 students at Palm Beach Atlantic that take at least one class online. About 866 of the students at Palm Beach Atlantic are attending part time. Palm Beach Atlantic does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#7

Harding University

Searcy, AR

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Harding University. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Searcy.

About 3.8% of Harding students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 263 students at Harding that take at least one class online. 741 of Harding students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Kentucky Christian University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best theology and religious vocations schools for non-traditional students. Located in the town of Grayson, Kentucky Christian University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

There are roughly 222 part time students in attendance at Kentucky Christian University.

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#9

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

Our rankings recognize Ave Maria University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. AMU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Ave Maria.

About 4.3% of AMU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 12 students are part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students theology and religious vocations schools for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 54
Florida 445
Virginia 211
Georgia 161
North Carolina 149
Alabama 71
Tennessee 586
West Virginia 74
South Carolina 253
Louisiana 7
Kentucky 219
Arkansas 118

Theology & Religious Vocations Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Theological & Ministerial Studies 5,323
Biblical Studies 1,189
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 635
Missionary Studies 304
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 263

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 142,884
Visual & Performing Arts 27,015
English Language & Literature 11,781
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 5,467
Philosophy & Religious Studies 4,058

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 9 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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Daderot.

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