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How will your theology education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your theology education with theology education around the nation. There are 1,105 traditional theology schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had theology programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  3. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California

Student Demographics

In the US, 33,109 students graduated from theology programs in 2010. Of these students, 1,760 graduated from certificate programs in theology, 14,382 graduated from undergraduate programs in theology, and 16,967 graduated from graduate-level programs in theology.


Students can pursue education in theology at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Theology
  • Bachelor's Degree in Theology
  • Master's Degree in Theology
  • Doctoral Degree in Theology
  • Certificate in Theology

The skills and/or knowledge that theology students can expect to gain during the course of their theology education are:

  • Christology
  • Moral Theology
  • Old Testament
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking


The average tuition at theology schools around the nation was $29,829 per year in 2010. The following theology schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The theology schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625
  2. University of Washington-Seattle Campus - located in Seattle, Washington State, students paid $7,692
  3. University of Georgia - located in Athens, Georgia, students paid $7,530

How will your theology job compare?

A large number of theology majors become theologists. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 21,250 theologists were working in the US. The following states have the largest number of theologists:

  1. California - 1,990 Theologists
  2. New York - 1,440 Theologists
  3. Texas - 1,370 Theologists

Projected Growth

Over the next few years, the government projects the growth for theologists to be the fastest in these states:

  1. Wyoming - 0%
  2. Kentucky - 0%
  3. Texas - 0%


Theologists in the US can make an average of $63,623 per year. However, factors such as work conditions, experience, or shift differentials can cause the salary for a theologist to vary greatly. A theologist in the US can earn anywhere from less than $18,060 per year to more than $162,330 per year. On average, a theologist earns the most in the following states:

  1. Rhode Island - $95,720 per year
  2. New York - $89,150 per year
  3. Massachusetts - $88,110 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for theologists:

  1. West Virginia - $44,170 per year
  2. Kansas - $50,620 per year
  3. Kentucky - $51,740 per year

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Clergy 42,820 $48,290 17.0%
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 21,250 $69,150 15.9%