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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 6.79%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 3.65%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 2.86%
Average Wage
growing 8.8%
People in Workforce
growing 3.68%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.76%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Religious Studies and the types of students that study this field. Liberty University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Hartford Seminary and Simmons College of Kentucky have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Religious Studies. Tuition costs for Religious Studies majors are, on average, $8,706 for in-state public colleges, and $34,115 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Religious Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Philosophy and Religious Studies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Philosophy and Religious Studies majors, by average wage, is Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies is 44.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Philosophy and Religious Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (3,327) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Religious Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Religious Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Religious Studies majors need more than the average amount of Instructing, Learning Strategies, and Writing.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Religious Studies majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Instructing is very distinctive for majors, but the Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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