Best Colleges with Lay Ministry Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Lay Ministry, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Lay Ministry is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Lay Ministry degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Lay Ministry degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Lay Ministry.

The Best Lay Ministry Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of St Thomas Saint Paul, MN

University of St Thomas offers 6 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Lay Ministry with students earning 14 Master's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
2 La Salle University Philadelphia, PA

La Salle University offers 4 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Lay Ministry with students earning 4 Master's degrees.

3 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University offers 2 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 66 students graduated in the study area of Lay Ministry with students earning 66 Bachelor's degrees.

4 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University offers 2 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 10 students graduated in the study area of Lay Ministry with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 4 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a far away town. In 2015, 6 students graduated in the study area of Lay Ministry with students earning 6 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Bethel University Saint Paul, MN

Bethel University offers 2 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 18 students graduated in the study area of Lay Ministry with students earning 18 Bachelor's degrees.

7 Eastern University Saint Davids, PA

Eastern University offers 2 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb.

Based on 16 Reviews
8 University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne offers 6 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city.

9 University of Northwestern-St Paul Saint Paul, MN

University of Northwestern-St Paul offers 2 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN

Trevecca Nazarene University offers 2 Lay Ministry Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Lay Ministry with students earning 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews

List of Lay Ministry Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of St Thomas University of St Thomas Saint Paul, MN
5/5
18 : 1 10,148
La Salle University La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
17 : 1 5,683
Regent University Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
4/5
47 : 1 6,950
Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
5/5
17 : 1 4,544
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN
5/5
29 : 1 5,931
Bethel University Bethel University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
14 : 1 3,952
Eastern University Eastern University Saint Davids, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,505
University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN
5/5
13 : 1 2,240
University of Northwestern-St Paul University of Northwestern-St Paul Saint Paul, MN
5/5
26 : 1 3,493
Trevecca Nazarene University Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN
4/5
22 : 1 2,640
Grace College and Theological Seminary Grace College and Theological Seminary Winona Lake, IN
4/5
35 : 1 2,303
Cardinal Stritch University Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI
5/5
14 : 1 3,176
Nyack College Nyack College Nyack, NY
5/5
18 : 1 2,664
Judson University Judson University Elgin, IL
5/5
13 : 1 1,274
Arizona Christian University Arizona Christian University Phoenix, AZ
4/5
20 : 1 779
Multnomah University Multnomah University Portland, OR
4/5
17 : 1 737
Johnson University Johnson University Knoxville, TN
3/5
17 : 1 1,171
Dordt College Dordt College Sioux Center, IA
5/5
15 : 1 1,458
Grace Bible College Grace Bible College Wyoming, MI
3/5
15 : 1 828
Southwestern College Southwestern College Winfield, KS
5/5
12 : 1 1,471
Oakwood University Oakwood University Huntsville, AL
4/5
15 : 1 1,749
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, KY
4/5
40 : 1 3,671
Howard Payne University Howard Payne University Brownwood, TX
5/5
12 : 1 1,163
Manhattan Christian College Manhattan Christian College Manhattan, KS
3/5
21 : 1 308
University Logo Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville, FL
3/5
25 : 1 441

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Getting a Lay Ministry Degree Online

Schools offering online Lay Ministry degrees

Online Lay Ministry degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 54 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Lay Ministry degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 37 0 0 0 0
Grace Bible College 0 32 22 0 0
Urshan Graduate School of Theology 0 0 0 5 0
Manhattan Christian College 0 0 3 0 0
Horizon University 0 0 2 0 0
How many schools offer online Lay Ministry degrees?
  • 2 Certificates
  • 2 Associate's
  • 3 Bachelor's
  • 2 Master's

What degrees do people get in Lay Ministry?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 7 Colleges 39 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 20 Colleges 117 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 11 Colleges 39 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 13 Colleges 56 Graduates

Lay Ministry Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Lay Ministry degree, getting a traditional degree is very prevalent. The most normal path for those earning a degree in Lay Ministry can presume a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most commonplace Lay Ministry degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Lay Ministry degree that people get is a master's degree which goes to show a focus on higher learning. This suggests that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. With your goals in mind, look for the Lay Ministry degree that can match your flexibility and needs in addition to finding a school with the right opportunities for you to earn that degree.

Average cost of college for a Lay Ministry degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$20,709 Private In-State
$20,709 Private Out-of-State
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