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Most Popular Schools for Divinity/Ministry Major & Degree Program

A program that prepares individuals for ordination as ministers or priests in any of the Christian religious traditions. Includes instruction in the theology and polity of a particular church, church law, liturgy and ritual, principles of pastoral ministry, homiletics, evangelism, church/parish organization and management, Christian ethics, church history, and related studies.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Liberty University 528 4% $33,544
2 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 204 50% $23,914
3 Fuller Theological Seminary in California 170 29% N/A
4 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary 166 51% $13,035
5 Dallas Theological Seminary 151 35% N/A
6 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 146 35% $14,200
7 Virginia Union University 140 47% $27,932
8 Ohio Christian University 125 31% $33,418
9 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 124 39% N/A
10 Asbury Theological Seminary 114 52% N/A
11 Princeton Theological Seminary 113 80% N/A
12 Emory University 110 3% $59,908
13 Andrews University 100 15% $35,538
14 Nyack College 98 14% $36,532
15 Concordia Seminary 73 79% N/A
16 Interdenominational Theological Center 70 100% N/A
17 Yale University 68 2% $61,620
18 Wesley Theological Seminary 68 65% N/A
19 Luther Rice University & Seminary 67 23% $7,082
20 Luther Seminary 66 61% N/A
21 New York Theological Seminary 66 100% N/A
22 Baylor University 65 2% $53,886
23 Trinity International University-Illinois 61 15% $39,680
24 Biola University 60 5% $46,624
25 Oral Roberts University 59 9% $36,950
26 Mercer University 55 3% $48,212
27 Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York 54 69% N/A
28 The Master's College and Seminary 53 14% $42,147
29 Azusa Pacific University 52 2% $45,996
30 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 50 82% N/A
31 Concordia Theological Seminary 48 66% N/A
32 Nazarene Bible College 47 43% $12,300
33 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 46 77% N/A
34 Southern Methodist University 45 1% $61,355
35 Columbia Theological Seminary 45 80% N/A
36 Westminster Theological Seminary 45 48% N/A
37 Vanderbilt University 44 1% $61,112
38 Samford University 41 4% $40,900
39 Campbell University 41 3% $42,580
40 Harvard University 39 1% $59,950
41 Eastern University 38 3% $42,192
42 Tennessee Temple University 38 31% $23,250
43 North Park University 37 5% $35,050
44 Andover Newton Theological School 37 77% N/A
45 Denver Seminary 36 18% N/A
46 Grace College and Theological Seminary 36 9% $33,940
47 Catholic Theological Union at Chicago 35 45% N/A
48 Christian Theological Seminary 35 61% N/A
49 Biblical Theological Seminary 35 37% N/A
50 Calvin Theological Seminary 33 45% N/A
51 Piedmont International University 32 40% $23,578
52 Mount St Mary's University 32 5% $48,858
53 Drew University 32 6% $59,362
54 Methodist Theological School in Ohio 32 64% N/A
55 Memphis Theological Seminary 31 53% N/A
56 University of Dubuque 30 7% $35,530
57 Ashland University 30 2% $42,833
58 Wake Forest University 30 2% $60,242
59 Indiana Wesleyan University 30 1% $34,588
60 Iliff School of Theology 30 60% N/A
61 Western Theological Seminary 30 88% N/A
62 Union Presbyterian Seminary 30 63% N/A
63 Nashotah House 30 83% N/A
64 Pacific School of Religion 29 74% N/A
65 Bethel Seminary-St Paul 29 27% N/A
66 Nazarene Theological Seminary 29 69% N/A
67 Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia 29 55% N/A
68 Shaw University 28 9% $29,378
69 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 28 15% $15,679
70 Payne Theological Seminary 28 100% N/A
71 United Theological Seminary 28 82% N/A
72 Sewanee-The University of the South 28 7% $47,970
73 The General Theological Seminary 27 54% N/A
74 Columbia International University 26 9% $32,130
75 Chicago Theological Seminary 26 67% N/A
76 McCormick Theological Seminary 26 72% N/A
77 Eden Theological Seminary 26 84% N/A
78 Multnomah University 26 11% $35,395
79 Emmanuel Christian Seminary 26 68% N/A
80 Howard University 25 2% $41,643
81 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago 25 69% N/A
82 World Mission University 25 47% $5,500
83 Brite Divinity School 25 71% N/A
84 Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond 24 100% N/A
85 Phillips Theological Seminary 24 73% N/A
86 Apex School of Theology 24 35% $5,350
87 George Fox University 23 2% $43,800
88 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 23 68% N/A
89 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary 23 82% N/A
90 Hardin-Simmons University 22 5% $33,626
91 Claremont School of Theology 22 49% N/A
92 Phoenix Seminary 22 61% N/A
93 Fresno Pacific University 21 2% $36,991
94 Catholic University of America 21 1% $56,842
95 Seminario Evangelico de Puerto Rico 21 51% N/A
96 King's University 20 24% $12,675
97 Harding University 20 2% $26,634
98 Moody Bible Institute 20 3% $26,776
99 Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary 20 83% N/A
100 Meadville Lombard Theological School 20 91% N/A

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Divinity/Ministry program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.