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

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

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

Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

This year's Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking analyzed 4 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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2021 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region

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

Southwestern Assemblies of God University has taken the #1 spot in this year's theology and religious vocations ranking for non-traditional students. Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Waxahachie. Southwestern Assemblies of God University also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region list, coming in at #3.

1,098 of Southwestern Assemblies of God University students are exclusively distance learners. 630 of Southwestern Assemblies of God University students are attending part time. Southwestern Assemblies of God University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population. Grand Canyon University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 5.6%. 70,295 of Grand Canyon University students are exclusively distance learners. About 72,917 of the students at Grand Canyon University are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Dallas Baptist University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best theology and religious vocations schools for non-traditional students. DBU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Dallas. DBU did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region list.

About 8.4% of DBU students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 1,387 students at DBU that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,689 part time students in attendance at DBU. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oral Roberts University. ORU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Tulsa. ORU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the Southwest Region list.

There are roughly 866 part time students in attendance at ORU. 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 by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students 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
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1,437
Biblical Studies 543
Religious Education 508
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 431
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 143

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Majors Similar to Theology & Religious Vocations

Related Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 71,760
Visual & Performing Arts 11,365
English Language & Literature 5,730
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 2,718
Philosophy & Religious Studies 1,063

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Notes and References

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*Avg Cost is for the top 4 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).
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