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2022 Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Theology

169 Colleges in the United States
1,256 Bachelor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your bachelor's degree in theology, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #212 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many colleges that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual reviewed 169 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the most popular for bachelor's degree seekers in the field of theology. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,256 bachelor's degrees in theology during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Theology School for Your Bachelor's Degree

Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Theology The theology bachelor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. We created our Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Theology ranking to make it a little easier to choose the right one for you.

A high popularity ranking isn't always a sign that a school has a great overall quality ranking for theology, but it does mean that many students are choosing the school for some reason. This may be due to it being a great value, it offering a stellar educational experience, or the subject is a major focus of the school.

One Size Does Not Fit All

This is not our only ranking, nor the only degree level we have ranked. In addition to this ranking, you may want to take at the rankings for different degree levels as called out above. You can also narrow your search by location by filtering for a certain area of the country. Plus, you can view our other rankings for theology.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

The following list ranks the most popular colleges and universities for pursuing a bachelor's degree in theology. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Most Well Attended Schools for Theology Students Working on Their Bachelor's

91 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In OH
#1 Best Quality In OH

Franciscan University of Steubenville is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in theology. Located in the small city of Steubenville, Franciscan U is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Ohio.

There were approximately 91 theology students who graduated with this degree at Franciscan U in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville

#2

Yeshivath Viznitz

Monsey, NY
84 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NY

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at Yeshivath Viznitz if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in theology. Yeshivath Viznitz is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Monsey.

There were approximately 84 theology students who graduated with this degree at Yeshivath Viznitz in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Yeshivath Viznitz

77 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In NY

Rabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting a bachelor's degree in theology. Rabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Brooklyn.

There were roughly 77 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at Rabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel in the most recent data year.

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51 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CA
#1 Best Quality In CA

The Master's University and Seminary is a popular option for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in theology. Located in the suburb of Santa Clarita, The Master's University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in California.

There were roughly 51 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at The Master's University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from The Master’s University and Seminary

50 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#3 Most Popular In NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Flushing, Rabbinical Seminary of America is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

There were about 50 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at Rabbinical Seminary of America in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Rabbinical Seminary of America

#6

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN
48 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IN
#1 Best Quality In IN

Notre Dame is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Notre Dame. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Indiana.

There were roughly 48 theology students who graduated with this degree at Notre Dame in the most recent year we have data available.

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48 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In KY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Louisville, SBTS is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

There were about 48 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at SBTS in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

#8

Benedictine College

Atchison, KS
43 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In KS
#1 Best Quality In KS

Benedictine College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the distant town of Atchison. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Kansas.

There were about 43 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at Benedictine College in the most recent data year.

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32 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In IL
#2 Best Quality In IL

Located in the large city of Chicago, Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Illinois.

There were roughly 32 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Moody Bible Institute

29 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the suburb of Tampa, Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College is a private not-for-profit college with a student population. More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College

#11

Houghton College

Houghton, NY
27 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#4 Most Popular In NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the remote area of Houghton, Houghton is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

There were about 27 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at Houghton in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Houghton College

25 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#5 Most Popular In NY

Located in the suburb of Mount Kisco, Yeshiva of Nitra Rabbinical College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

There were about 25 theology students who graduated with this degree at Yeshiva of Nitra Rabbinical College in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Yeshiva of Nitra Rabbinical College

25 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In FL
#3 Best Quality In FL

BCF is a small private not-for-profit college located in the town of Graceville. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Florida.

There were about 25 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at BCF in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from The Baptist College of Florida

22 Annual Bachelor's Degrees

Located in the large suburb of Trujillo Alto, UTC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

There were about 22 theology students who graduated with this degree at UTC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Universidad Teologica del Caribe

#15

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND
18 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In ND
#1 Best Quality In ND

UMary is a small private not-for-profit university located in the rural area of Bismarck. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in North Dakota.

There were approximately 18 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at UMary in the most recent year we have data available.

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#15

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL
18 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#3 Most Popular In FL
#1 Best Quality In FL

Located in the midsize city of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Atlantic is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Florida.

There were roughly 18 theology students who graduated with this degree at Palm Beach Atlantic in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Palm Beach Atlantic University

#17

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL
17 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#4 Most Popular In FL
#2 Best Quality In FL

Located in the rural area of Ave Maria, AMU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Florida.

There were about 17 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at AMU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Ave Maria University

#18

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
15 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MA
#1 Best Quality In MA

Located in the city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Massachusetts.

There were approximately 15 theology individuals who graduated with this degree at Boston College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Boston College

15 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CO
#1 Best Quality In CO

CCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the city of Lakewood. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Colorado.

There were roughly 15 theology students who graduated with this degree at CCU in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Colorado Christian University

14 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CA
#3 Best Quality In CA

Located in the rural area of Rocklin, William Jessup University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in California.

There were about 14 theology students who graduated with this degree at William Jessup University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from William Jessup University

14 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TX

Located in the fringe town of Keene, Southwestern Adventist University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were approximately 14 theology students who graduated with this degree at Southwestern Adventist University in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Southwestern Adventist University

#22

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI
13 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MI
#2 Best Quality In MI

Andrews is a small private not-for-profit university located in the town of Berrien Springs. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Michigan.

There were roughly 13 theology students who graduated with this degree at Andrews in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Andrews University

13 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TN
#1 Best Quality In TN

Located in the large suburb of Collegedale, Southern Adventist is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Tennessee.

There were about 13 theology students who graduated with this degree at Southern Adventist in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Southern Adventist University

#24

Catholic Distance University

Charles Town, WV
12 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In WV
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the fringe town of Charles Town, CDU is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly small student population.

There were about 12 theology students who graduated with this degree at CDU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Catholic Distance University

12 Annual Bachelor's Degrees
#1 Most Popular In WA
#1 Best Quality In WA

Located in the city of Seattle, SPU is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for bachelor's degrees in theology in Washington.

There were approximately 12 theology students who graduated with this degree at SPU in the most recent data year.

More information about a bachelor’s in theology from Seattle Pacific University

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Theology students that almost earned our Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Theology award.

Rank College Location
26 Concordia University, Nebraska Seward, NE
26 Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global Marion, IN
26 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
29 Kuyper College Grand Rapids, MI
29 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
29 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
29 Universidad Adventista de las Antillas Mayaguez, PR
33 Mount St Mary’s University Emmitsburg, MD

Theology by Region

View the Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Colleges for Theology for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Theology is one of 4 different types of Theological & Ministerial Studies programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Divinity/Ministry 578
Other Theological & Ministerial Studies 487
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies 182
Rabbinical Studies 3

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jonund. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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