Theology Schools

There are 1,105 accredited theology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of theology classes at one of these schools, you play a fundamental role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in theology academia which includes theology training at the following levels:

  • Theology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Theology
  • Bachelors degree in Theology
  • Masters degree in Theology
  • PhD degree in Theology


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Theology professionals

55,660 59,100 60,410 62,300 64,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

64,070 theology professionals were working in the US in the year 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of theology professionals has grown by 15%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Theology professionals

10th percentile
$28,815
25th percentile
$38,945
50th percentile
$53,150
75th percentile
$71,200
90th percentile
$95,885

The median yearly salary earned by theology professionals, in 2010, was $53,150. The median yearly salary for theology professionals in the US was 14% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Theology

$47,280 $48,420 $50,635 $52,095 $53,150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Between the years 2006 and 2010, salaries for theology professionals have grown by 12%.

Educational Trends

National Theology Student enrollment growth by degree

1,139 1,296 1,352 1,467 861
12,893 13,139 13,396 13,559 13,520
2,080 2,094 2,043 1,969 2,473
7,167 7,497 9,708 11,559 14,481
8,085 8,199 6,390 4,977 1,760
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Theology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Theology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Theology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Theology
  • Grey: Certificate in Theology

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for theology professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In the US, 31,364 students graduated from theology degree programs in 2006. And in 2010, 33,095 students graduated from theology schools.

This represents a 6% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from theology courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Theology Programs offered Nationwide

associate
140
bachelor
1,297
master
865
doctor
234
Certificate
135
Total2,671

It is interesting to note that while student graduation is up, the number of schools offering theology programs has also increased.

Theology Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. New York102 Schools
  2. California93 Schools
  3. Pennsylvania79 Schools
  4. Ohio56 Schools
  5. Texas52 Schools
  6. Illinois46 Schools
  7. North Carolina42 Schools
  8. Missouri40 Schools
  9. Indiana36 Schools
  10. Florida34 Schools
  11. Michigan31 Schools
  12. Tennessee31 Schools
  13. Massachusetts30 Schools
  14. Virginia30 Schools
  15. Wisconsin27 Schools
  16. Minnesota27 Schools
  17. Georgia26 Schools
  18. Iowa26 Schools
  19. Kentucky25 Schools
  20. Kansas21 Schools
  21. South Carolina21 Schools
  22. New Jersey21 Schools
  23. Washington State17 Schools
  24. Alabama16 Schools
  25. Oregon16 Schools
  26. Oklahoma15 Schools
  27. Maryland14 Schools
  28. Nebraska13 Schools
  29. Arkansas11 Schools
  30. Connecticut11 Schools
  31. Mississippi11 Schools
  32. Colorado10 Schools
  33. Washington DC10 Schools
  34. Arizona9 Schools
  35. West Virginia9 Schools
  36. Louisiana8 Schools
  37. South Dakota6 Schools
  38. Maine5 Schools
  39. Vermont4 Schools
  40. Idaho4 Schools
  41. North Dakota3 Schools
  42. Rhode Island3 Schools
  43. Hawaii3 Schools
  44. New Mexico3 Schools
  45. Alaska2 Schools
  46. Utah2 Schools
  47. New Hampshire2 Schools
  48. Wyoming1 Schools
  49. Montana1 Schools

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