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2021 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Veterans in the United States

43 Colleges
10,962 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,416 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Vets

Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Veterans in the United StatesTheology & Religious Vocations is the #27 most popular major in the country with 10,962 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019.

For this year's Best Theology & Religious Vocations Colleges for Veterans in the United States ranking, we looked at 43 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 veterans and active service members.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the theology and religious vocations program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran population. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Veterans in the United States

Check out the theology and religious vocations programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for vets.

Top 10 Best Theology & Religious Vocations Schools for Veterans

Ozark Christian College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ozark Christian College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Joplin. Ozark Christian College not only placed well in our veterans rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States list.

Our most recent data shows that 13 of the 608 students enrolled at Ozark Christian College were GI Bill® students, of which 6 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $8,193. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Nazarene Bible College

Colorado Springs, CO

Nazarene Bible College landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Located in the city of Colorado Springs, Nazarene Bible College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population. Nazarene Bible College did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #6 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States list.

Among the 731 students enrolled at Nazarene Bible College, 26 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 17 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $6,999. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Liberty University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States list.

Of the 79,152 students enrolled at Liberty University, 11,581 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 9,188 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $5,789. On top of their other funding sources, 369 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Johnson University

Knoxville, TN

Johnson University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value theology and religious vocations schools. Johnson University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Knoxville. Johnson University also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States list, coming in at #3.

Of the 1,088 students enrolled at Johnson University, 28 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 21 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $10,529. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Multnomah University

Portland, OR

Multnomah University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Multnomah Bible College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Portland. Multnomah Bible College did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #8 on our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States list.

According to our most recent data, Multnomah Bible College supports 695 students, and 29 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 21 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $10,259. During this same period, 6 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Columbia International University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Columbia, CIU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. CIU also made our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States list, coming in at #7.

Of the 1,048 students enrolled at CIU, 92 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 64 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $8,393. On top of their other funding sources, 3 students qualified for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Luther Rice College & Seminary comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Lithonia, Luther Rice is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Of the 919 students enrolled at Luther Rice, 54 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 42 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $4,189. Luther Rice does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, MN

Our rankings recognize Crown College as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Crown is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Saint Bonifacius.

Of the 1,510 students enrolled at Crown, 55 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 33 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $7,144. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, PA

Our rankings recognize Lancaster Bible College as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Lancaster Bible College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lancaster. Lancaster Bible College also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States rankings.

Among the 2,122 students enrolled at Lancaster Bible College, 47 are GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 36 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average GI Bill® award for tuition and fees at the school was $6,285. Lancaster Bible College does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Franciscan University of Steubenville. Located in the city of Steubenville, Franciscan U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Franciscan U, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations in the United States ranking.

Of the 3,028 students enrolled at Franciscan U, 88 were GI Bill® students, according to our most recent data. Out of that number, 69 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $12,665. To help with additional expenses, 13 students received funds through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Franciscan U does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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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

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 25 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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