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Theology Schools in California

There are 48 schools in the state of California offering theology programs. 2,459 students graduated from programs at California theology schools in 2010. 1,377 of all these students graduated with masters degrees and 733 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,550 students graduate from theology programs in this state each year. This accounts for 8% of students who US schools graduate from theology programs. Of those, 111 students graduated with certificates in theology, 27 with a degree at the associate's level, 733 with a bachelor's level degree, 1,377 with a master's level degree, and 211 with a doctorate level degree.

48 theology schools are in this state. And of these, 48 schools are private. Private theology school tuition varies from $4,420 to $39,080.

Average tuition for programs in theology is $28,447. The highest tuition for theology programs, which is $39,080 each year, is at Pepperdine University, while the lowest tuition in this state is at World Mission University.

Schools in California offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in theology.

Theology Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,550 students graduate from theology programs in this state each year. This accounts for 8% of students who US schools graduate from theology programs. Of those, 111 students graduated with certificates in theology, 27 with a degree at the associate's level, 733 with a bachelor's level degree, 1,377 with a master's level degree, and 211 with a doctorate level degree.

Theology Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 184
  • Certificate 2007: 149
  • Certificate 2008: 120
  • Certificate 2009: 126
  • Certificate 2010: 111
  • Associate 2006: 46
  • Associate 2007: 31
  • Associate 2008: 33
  • Associate 2009: 36
  • Associate 2010: 27
  • Bachelor 2006: 826
  • Bachelor 2007: 878
  • Bachelor 2008: 901
  • Bachelor 2009: 810
  • Bachelor 2010: 733
  • Master 2006: 713
  • Master 2007: 703
  • Master 2008: 874
  • Master 2009: 889
  • Master 2010: 1377
  • Doctorate 2006: 831
  • Doctorate 2007: 804
  • Doctorate 2008: 713
  • Doctorate 2009: 620
  • Doctorate 2010: 211

Theology Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of 214 programs in theology. Of these programs, approximately 40.2% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the doctoral level, and the associates level.

Theology Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 30
  • Associate: 12
  • Bachelor: 68
  • Master: 86
  • Doctorate: 18

Career Trends

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 48560
  • 25th Percentile: 62320
  • Median: 80550
  • 75th Percentile: 101240
  • 90th Percentile: 131350

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

Clergy — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28640
  • 25th Percentile: 41870
  • Median: 55330
  • 75th Percentile: 72820
  • 90th Percentile: 98770

Career Trends

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60850
  • Median Salary 2007: 62870
  • Median Salary 2008: 72240
  • Median Salary 2009: 77140
  • Median Salary 2010: 80550
  • Total Employed 2006: 1340
  • Total Employed 2007: 1350
  • Total Employed 2008: 1460
  • Total Employed 2009: 1650
  • Total Employed 2010: 1990

Clergy — Employment Trend

Clergy — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48850
  • Median Salary 2007: 50660
  • Median Salary 2008: 51960
  • Median Salary 2009: 55350
  • Median Salary 2010: 55330
  • Total Employed 2006: 4230
  • Total Employed 2007: 4250
  • Total Employed 2008: 3950
  • Total Employed 2009: 3970
  • Total Employed 2010: 4330

California vs National Theology Employment

California vs National Theology Employment

  • Employed in California: 9.864% (6320)

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1. Mount St Mary's College

12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
(310) 954-4000

Mount St Mary's College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1925. The Mount is located near Los Angeles, CA. This school offers subjects such as psychology and math. This small school offers one certificate, ten associates level degrees, 26 bachelors level degrees, 13 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level to students. 2,862 students sought degrees from the 41 programs at this liberal arts college in 2010. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits MSMC. The Mount is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

2. San Diego Christian College

2100 Greenfield Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019-1157
(619) 201-8700

San Diego Christian College is in the suburbs of El Cajon, California and it offers one program in theology. It is a 4-year institution.

3. The Master's College and Seminary

21726 Placerita Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200
(661) 259-3540

The Master's College and Seminary is in the suburbs of Santa Clarita, California. It offers 13 programs in theology. Of those, students are offered one theology certificate by TMC, six bachelor's level theology degrees, four theology degrees at the master's level, and two doctorate level theology degrees. It is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering theology in terms of programs.

4. The Franciscan School of Theology

1712 Euclid Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709-1208
(510) 848-5232

The Franciscan School of Theology, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Berkeley, CA. This school offers two programs in theology. FST offers students two master's level degrees in theology.

5. The Fuller Theological Seminary in California

135 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91182
(626) 584-5200

The Fuller Theological Seminary in California is in the center of Pasadena. It offers nine theology programs. Of those, it offers two certificates in theology to students, four theology degrees at the master's level, and three doctorate level degrees in theology. This school is a 4-year institution.

6. The Westminster Theological Seminary in California

1725 Bear Valley Pky
Escondido, CA 92027
(760) 480-8474

The Westminster Theological Seminary in California offers three programs in theology. Students are offered three degrees at the master's level in theology by it. This specialized school is located in the suburbs of Escondido, California. It is a 4-year institution.

7. The Starr King School for Ministry

2441 Le Conte AVE
Berkeley, CA 94709-1209
(510) 845-6232x6

The Starr King School for Ministry offers one theology program and Starr King, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Berkeley, CA. Starr King is a 4-year institution.

8. American Jewish University

15600 Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90077-1519
(310) 476-9777x539

American Jewish University is located near Los Angeles, CA and this school offers one theology program. This liberal arts college is a 4-year institution.

9. The Graduate Theological Union

2400 Ridge Rd
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 649-2400

The Graduate Theological Union, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Berkeley, CA. GTU offers two theology programs. Of those, GTU offers one theology degree at the master's level to students and one degree at the doctorate level in theology.

10. The San Francisco Theological Seminary

105 Seminary Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960-0000
(415) 451-2800

The San Francisco Theological Seminary offers four theology programs. Specifically, students are offered one theology certificate by this school, two master's level degrees in theology, and one doctorate level degree in theology. This school is in the suburbs of San Anselmo, California. It is a 4-year institution.

11. The School of Urban Missions

735 - 105th Ave
Oakland, CA 94603
(510) 567-6174

The School of Urban Missions offers three programs in theology. Specifically, this school offers students one certificate in theology, one associate's level theology degree, and one degree at the bachelor's level in theology. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Oakland, CA. 234 students seek degrees in three SUM programs, overall.

12. The Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

2301 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94708-1816
(510) 849-2030

The Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, which is near the center of the city, is in Berkeley, CA. This school offers two programs in theology. It offers students two master's level degrees in theology. DSPT is a 4-year institution. It is the oldest institution in the state of California offering theology programs.

13. Simpson University

2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003-8606
(530) 224-5600

Simpson University offers 11 theology programs. Out of those, it offers one theology degree at the associate's level to students, six bachelor's level theology degrees, and four master's level degrees in theology. It is in Redding, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. SU is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

14. The Church Divinity School of the Pacific

2451 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709-1211
(510) 204-0700

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific offers four theology programs. Specifically, CDSP offers students one theology certificate, two degrees at the master's level in theology, and one degree at the doctorate level in theology. CDSP, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Berkeley, CA.

15. California Christian College

4881 E University Ave
Fresno, CA 93703-3599
(559) 251-4215

California Christian College, which is near the center of the city, is in Fresno, CA. This school offers two programs in theology. More specifically, this school offers one degree at the associate's level in theology to students and one bachelor's level theology degree. CCC is a 4-year institution.

16. The Southern California Seminary

2075 E. Madison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92019-1108
(619) 201-8999

The Southern California Seminary offers four theology programs. Specifically, this school offers students one degree at the associate's level in theology, one theology degree at the bachelor's level, and two master's level degrees in theology. It is in the suburbs of El Cajon, California. This school is a 4-year institution.

17. St John's Seminary

5012 Seminary Rd
Camarillo, CA 93012-2500
(805) 482-2755x1014

St John's Seminary, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Camarillo, CA and it offers one program in theology.

18. The Claremont School of Theology

1325 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711-3199
(909) 447-2500

The Claremont School of Theology is located in the suburbs of Claremont, California. It offers five programs in theology. More specifically, students are offered three master's level degrees in theology by this liberal arts college and two theology degrees at the doctorate level. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

19. Biola University

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
(562) 903-6000

Biola University is located in the suburbs of La Mirada, California. This school offers 16 programs in theology. Out of those, students are offered two theology certificates by BU, four bachelor's level theology degrees, seven theology degrees at the master's level, and three doctorate level degrees in theology. BU is a 4-year institution.

20. King's University

14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405-2233
(818) 779-8040

King's University, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Van Nuys, CA. This school offers seven theology programs. Out of those, it offers students two certificates in theology, one theology degree at the associate's level, one theology degree at the bachelor's level, two master's level degrees in theology, and one theology degree at the doctorate level. The King's is a 4-year institution.

21. The Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

2951 Goodwater Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 221-4275

The Shasta Bible College and Graduate School, which is 4.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Redding, CA. SBC offers six programs in theology. Out of those, this school offers one certificate in theology to students, one associate's level degree in theology, two bachelor's level theology degrees, and two master's level degrees in theology. Overall, 72 students pursue degrees in ten SBC programs.

22. Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

1735 LeRoy Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 549-5000

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University offers four theology programs. Out of those, this school offers one theology certificate to students, two theology degrees at the master's level, and one theology degree at the doctorate level. JST-SCU, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Berkeley, CA. This specialized school is a 4-year institution.

23. La Sierra University

4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515-8247
(951) 785-2000

La Sierra University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Riverside, CA. La SIerra offers three programs in theology. Students are offered three master's level theology degrees by it.

24. Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary

7215 Waring Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 937-3763

Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad West Coast Talmudical Seminary offers one theology program and this school, which is near the center of the city, is in Los Angeles, CA.

25. Bethesda Christian University

730 N. Euclid St
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 517-1945

Bethesda Christian University, which is 1.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Anaheim, CA. This school offers six theology programs. More specifically, it offers students four theology degrees at the bachelor's level and two degrees at the master's level in theology.

26. Bethel Seminary - San Diego

6116 Arosa St
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 582-8188

Bethel Seminary-San Diego offers five theology programs. It offers five theology degrees at the master's level to students. This school is near the center of the city. Overall, 182 students pursue degrees in five Bethel programs.

27. Patten University

2433 Coolidge Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 261-8500x0

Patten University offers two theology programs. More specifically, students are offered one theology certificate by it and one bachelor's level theology degree. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Oakland, CA. 1,138 students seek degrees in nine Patten programs, overall.

28. The American Baptist Seminary of the West

2606 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704-3029
(510) 841-1905

The American Baptist Seminary of the West, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Berkeley, CA. This school offers two programs in theology. Out of those, ABSW offers students one master's level theology degree and one theology degree at the doctorate level. It is a 4-year institution.

29. Claremont Graduate University

150 E Tenth St
Claremont, CA 91711-6160
(909) 621-8000

Claremont Graduate University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1925. It is located in the suburbs of Claremont, California. This school offers subjects including writing, education, and art. Students are offered five certificates, 29 degrees at the masters level, and 18 degrees at the doctoral level by this school. In 2010, 2,265 students pursued degrees from the 35 programs at this school. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it. Claremont is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

30. Horizon College San Diego

5331 Mt. Alifan Drive
San Diego, CA 92111-2622
(858) 695-8587x1273

Horizon College San Diego is near the center of the city. This school offers two theology programs. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in theology by this school and one bachelor's level theology degree. This school is a 4-year institution.

31. The Pacific School of Religion

1798 Scenic Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-0528

The Pacific School of Religion offers four programs in theology. More specifically, PSR offers students one certificate in theology, two master's level theology degrees, and one theology degree at the doctorate level. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Berkeley, CA. This school is a 4-year institution.

32. Touro College Los Angeles

1317 N Crescent Heights
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(818) 874-4115

Touro College Los Angeles is a 4-year institution, founded in 2005. This school is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. Touro LA is one of several campuses. This school offers three degrees at the bachelors level and three degrees at the masters level to students. In 2010, 110 students sought degrees from the five programs at Touro LA. It offers subjects such as psychology and communications. This school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

33. The Academy for Jewish Religion - California

574 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-1586x452

The Academy for Jewish Religion-California is near Los Angeles, CA. AJRCA offers three theology programs. Students are offered three theology degrees at the master's level by this school. AJRCA is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of California offering theology.

34. Life Pacific College

1100 W. Covina Blvd.
San Dimas, CA 91773-3298
(909) 599-5433

Life Pacific College offers three theology programs. Of those, LPC offers one associate's level theology degree to students and two bachelor's level theology degrees. Life is in the suburbs of San Dimas, California. Life is a 4-year institution.

35. Concordia University - Irvine

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612-3203
(949) 854-8002

Concordia University-Irvine is 2.1 miles from the center of the city. CUI offers three programs in theology. Out of those, it offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in theology and one theology degree at the master's level. Overall, 2,927 students pursue degrees in 31 Concordia University-Irvine programs.

36. Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
(626) 969-3434

Azusa Pacific University is in the suburbs of Azusa, California. It offers eight programs in theology. Out of those, it offers students three bachelor's level degrees in theology, four degrees at the master's level in theology, and one theology degree at the doctorate level. In terms of programs, APU is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering theology.

37. Loyola Marymount University

One Lmu Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
(310) 338-2700

Loyola Marymount University is near Los Angeles, CA. It offers three theology programs. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in theology and two degrees at the master's level in theology. It is a 4-year institution.

38. Epic Bible College

5225 Hillsdale at Madison
Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 348-4689

Epic Bible College offers eight programs in theology. More specifically, Epic offers six certificates in theology to students, one associate's level theology degree, and one bachelor's level degree in theology. This school is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. Overall, 310 students seek degrees in nine programs at this school. It is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering theology in terms of programs.

39. Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
(510) 436-1000

Holy Names University offers five programs in theology. Out of those, this school offers students two theology certificates, one theology degree at the bachelor's level, and two master's level theology degrees. HNU, which is near the center of the city, is in Oakland, CA. 1,164 students pursue degrees in 61 Holy Names University programs, overall. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in theology.

40. The Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

2770 Marin Ave
Berkeley, CA 94708-1597
(510) 524-5264

The Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary offers three theology programs. Specifically, PLTS offers one certificate in theology to students and two master's level degrees in theology. This school, which is 2.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Berkeley, CA. PLTS is a 4-year institution.

41. Providence Christian College

1539 East Howard Street
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 696-4000

Providence Christian College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Pasadena, CA and it offers one program in theology. 60 students seek degrees in ten programs at Providence, overall.

42. William Jessup University

333 Sunset Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765-3707
(916) 577-2200

William Jessup University is in Rocklin, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers 14 theology programs. More specifically, it offers six theology certificates to students, two theology degrees at the associate's level, and six theology degrees at the bachelor's level. Overall, 721 students seek degrees in 26 WJU programs.

43. World Mission University

500 Shatto Pl Ste 600
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 388-1000

World Mission University, which is 2.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Los Angeles, CA. WMU offers four theology programs. More specifically, it offers two bachelor's level theology degrees to students and two degrees at the master's level in theology. This school is a 4-year institution.

44. The University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(619) 260-4600

The University of San Diego offers one theology program and it is near the heart of downtown. This school is a 4-year institution.

45. Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000

Pepperdine University is in the suburbs of Malibu, California. Pepperdine offers two theology programs. Students are offered two master's level degrees in theology by this school. Overall, 7,604 students pursue degrees in 79 Pepperdine programs.

46. Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

Fresno Pacific University is near the center of the city. FPU offers two programs in theology. Fresno Pacific offers students two bachelor's level degrees in theology. It is a 4-year institution.

47. Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

Point Loma Nazarene University, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Diego, CA. Point Loma offers five programs in theology. Of those, students are offered four bachelor's level theology degrees by it and one degree at the master's level in theology. Overall, 3,561 students seek degrees in 70 programs at PLNU.

48. Pacific Union College

One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508-9707
(707) 965-6313

Pacific Union College, which is very close to Angwin, California, is in a rural area and it offers one theology program. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in California.

49. Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4000

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is a 4-year research institution. Santa Clara, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Santa Clara, CA. SCU is the second oldest institution in the state of California. It offers subjects such as special education and civil engineering. Students are offered eight certificates, 47 degrees at the bachelors level, 19 masters level degrees, and four doctoral level degrees by this university. In 2010, 8,687 students pursued degrees from the 66 programs at SCU. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits this university. This mid-sized university is one of 28 research universities in California.

50. California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

California Baptist University, which is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Riverside, CA. It offers three theology programs. Out of those, students are offered two theology degrees at the bachelor's level by Cal Baptist and one degree at the master's level in theology. 4,715 students pursue degrees in 58 California Baptist University programs, overall.

51. The Vanguard University of Southern California

55 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-3610

The Vanguard University of Southern California offers seven theology programs. More specifically, students are offered four degrees at the bachelor's level in theology by it and three master's level theology degrees. Vanguard, which is near the center of the city, is located in Costa Mesa, CA. Overall, 2,055 students pursue degrees in 35 programs at this school.

52. The University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5555

The University of San Francisco is near the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in theology. Of those, it offers students one theology degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in theology. USF is a 4-year institution.