Theology Schools In California

In California, there are 93 accredited schools where theology classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in theology in the state of California, which encompasses theology training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. American Baptist Seminary of the West

    2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, California 94704-3029

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  2. Azusa Pacific University

    901 E Alosta, Azusa, California 91702-7000

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Bethany University

    800 Bethany Dr, Scotts Valley, California 95066-2898

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  4. Bethesda Christian University

    730 N. Euclid St, Anaheim, California 92801

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  5. Biola University

    13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  7. California Lutheran University

    60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

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  8. California State University-Bakersfield

    9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, California 93311-1099

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  9. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  10. California State University-Fullerton

    800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831-3599

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  11. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  12. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

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  13. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. University of California-Riverside

    900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. University of California-San Diego

    9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

    37 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. University of California-Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California 93106

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. California Christian College

    4881 E University Ave, Fresno, California 93703-3599

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  21. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  22. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  23. Concordia University in Irvine

    1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California 92612-3203

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  24. San Diego Christian College

    2100 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, California 92019-1157

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  25. Church Divinity School of the Pacific

    2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, California 94709-1211

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  26. Claremont Graduate University

    150 E Tenth St, Claremont, California 91711-6160

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  27. Claremont McKenna College

    500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400

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  28. Crafton Hills College

    11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, California 92399-1799

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  29. Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298

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  30. Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

    2301 Vine Street, Berkeley, California 94708-1816

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  31. Franciscan School of Theology

    1712 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, California 94709-1208

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  32. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  33. Fuller Theological Seminary in California

    135 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, California 91182

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  34. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  35. Graduate Theological Union

    2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, California 94709

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  36. Holy Names University

    3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699

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  37. Humboldt State University

    1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299

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  38. Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

    1735 LeRoy Ave, Berkeley, California 94709

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  39. American Jewish University

    15600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, California 90077-1519

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  40. Life Pacific College

    1100 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas, California 91773-3298

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  41. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  42. Southern California Seminary

    2075 E. Madison Avenue, El Cajon, California 92019-1108

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  43. La Sierra University

    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247

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  44. The Master's College and Seminary

    21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321-1200

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  45. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  46. Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary

    4824 E Butler, Fresno, California 93727-5097

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  47. Mount St. Mary's College

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599

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  48. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  49. Occidental College

    1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, California 90041-3392

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  50. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  51. Hope International University

    2500 E Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, California 92831-3199

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  52. Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

    2770 Marin Ave, Berkeley, California 94708-1597

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  53. Pacific School of Religion

    1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, California 94709

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  54. Pacific Union College

    One Angwin Ave, Angwin, California 94508-9707

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  55. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  56. Patten University

    2433 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, California 94601

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  57. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  58. Pitzer College

    1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101

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  59. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  60. Pomona College

    550 N College Ave, Claremont, California 91711-6319

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  61. University of Redlands

    1200 E. Colton Ave, Redlands, California 92373-0999

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  62. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  63. University of San Diego

    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  64. San Francisco Theological Seminary

    105 Seminary Road, San Anselmo, California 94960-0000

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  65. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  66. William Jessup University

    333 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, California 95765-3707

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  67. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  68. Santa Clara University

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053

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  69. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  70. Scripps College

    1030 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-3905

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  71. Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

    2951 Goodwater Ave., Redding, California 96002

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  72. Simpson University

    2211 College View Drive, Redding, California 96003-8606

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  73. Saint Marys College of California

    1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, California 94556

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  74. Vanguard University of Southern California

    55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  75. St. John's Seminary

    5012 Seminary Rd, Camarillo, California 93012-2500

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  76. Starr King School for Ministry

    2441 Le Conte AVE, Berkeley, California 94709-1209

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  77. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  78. Claremont School of Theology

    1325 N College Ave, Claremont, California 91711-3199

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  79. Epic Bible College

    5225 Hillsdale at Madison, Sacramento, California 95842

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  80. Westminster Theological Seminary in California

    1725 Bear Valley Pky, Escondido, California 92027

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  81. Westmont College

    955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, California 93108-1089

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  82. Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

    7215 Waring Ave, Los Angeles, California 90046

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  83. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles

    3077 University Ave, Los Angeles, California 90007-3796

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  84. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  85. Bethel Seminary San Diego

    6116 Arosa St, San Diego, California 92115

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  86. World Mission University

    500 Shatto Pl Ste 600, Los Angeles, California 90020

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  87. King's University

    14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, California 91405-2233

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  88. School of Urban Missions

    735 - 105th Ave, Oakland, California 94603

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  89. University of the West

    1409 N Walnut Grove Ave, Rosemead, California 91770

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  90. Providence Christian College

    1539 East Howard Street, Pasadena, California 91104

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  91. Horizon College San Diego

    5331 Mt. Alifan Drive, San Diego, California 92111-2622

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  92. Academy for Jewish Religion-California

    574 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90024

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  93. Touro College Los Angeles

    1317 N Crescent Heights, Los Angeles, California 90046

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Cities

  1. Theology Schools in Los Angeles, CA11 Schools
  2. Theology Schools in Berkeley, CA10 Schools
  3. Theology Schools in Claremont, CA6 Schools
  4. Theology Schools in San Diego, CA5 Schools
  5. Theology Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  6. Theology Schools in Oakland, CA3 Schools
  7. Theology Schools in Fullerton, CA3 Schools
  8. Theology Schools in Fresno, CA3 Schools
  9. Theology Schools in Redding, CA2 Schools
  10. Theology Schools in Irvine, CA2 Schools
  11. Theology Schools in Costa Mesa, CA2 Schools
  12. Theology Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  13. Theology Schools in Santa Barbara, CA2 Schools
  14. Theology Schools in El Cajon, CA2 Schools
  15. Theology Schools in Escondido, CA1 Schools
  16. Theology Schools in Sacramento, CA1 Schools
  17. Theology Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  18. Theology Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  19. Theology Schools in Redlands, CA1 Schools
  20. Theology Schools in Angwin, CA1 Schools
  21. Theology Schools in Yucaipa, CA1 Schools
  22. Theology Schools in Moraga, CA1 Schools
  23. Theology Schools in Malibu, CA1 Schools
  24. Theology Schools in La Mirada, CA1 Schools
  25. Theology Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  26. Theology Schools in San Rafael, CA1 Schools
  27. Theology Schools in Anaheim, CA1 Schools
  28. Theology Schools in San Anselmo, CA1 Schools
  29. Theology Schools in Thousand Oaks, CA1 Schools
  30. Theology Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  31. Theology Schools in Azusa, CA1 Schools
  32. Theology Schools in Orange, CA1 Schools
  33. Theology Schools in Scotts Valley, CA1 Schools
  34. Theology Schools in Camarillo, CA1 Schools
  35. Theology Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools
  36. Theology Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  37. Theology Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  38. Theology Schools in La Verne, CA1 Schools
  39. Theology Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  40. Theology Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  41. Theology Schools in Rosemead, CA1 Schools
  42. Theology Schools in Arcata, CA1 Schools
  43. Theology Schools in San Dimas, CA1 Schools
  44. Theology Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  45. Theology Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  46. Theology Schools in San Francisco, CA1 Schools
  47. Theology Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Theology Employment

California 6,320
National 64,070

Of all of the theology professionals in the country, nearly 10% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Theology professionals In California

4,230 5,600 5,410 5,620 6,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, the field of theology is growing. There were 2,090 more theology professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of theology has grown by 49% in California. This is faster than the trend for theology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of theology professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Theology VS. All Professions salaries in California

$50,780 $60,075 $65,235 $69,925 $72,410
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Theology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to theology professionals are growing in California. In 2006 theology professionals made a mean salary of $50,780 per year, and in 2010 they made $72,410 per year.

Salary percentiles for Theology professionals in California

10th percentile
$38,600
25th percentile
$52,095
50th percentile
$67,940
75th percentile
$87,030
90th percentile
$115,060

This represents a growth in salaries of 30%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of theology. The pay differential between the highest paid theology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 198%

Average Salaries for Theology professionals and related professions in California

Christian Counseling
$56,075
Ministry
$51,235
Theology
$72,410

Theology professionals in California earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Theology programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
17
bachelor
113
master
106
doctor
25
Certificate
21
Total282

As the number of theology professionals is increasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 93 accredited theology schools in California state is decreasing. In California, there were 3,083 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,754 graduates from theology courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 11% percent decrease in the number of theology school degree or certificate graduates in California. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in theology.

Theology Faculty Salaries in California

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