Top Ranking in Alabama for Religious Studies

UM Receives Top Ranking in Alabama for Religious Studies

Molly Grace Watkins Christian Studies, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile is the top-ranked school in Alabama in a national listing of Best Colleges for Religious Studies in America, according to, the well-known ranking and review site. includes data for 4,136 colleges nationwide. Niche ranked colleges throughout the United States in more 50 categories, then broke those rankings down by state and city. 

The Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni, according to Niche.

At UM’s Center for Christian Calling, students are equipped for answering their service calling by cultivating a heart for God, a head for Gospel-integrated knowledge, and hands for serving others.

Dr. Doug Wilson, dean of the Center for Christian Calling and professor of Biblical studies at the University of Mobile, says, “I begin each semester by telling my students that my goals for them are to complete my course with a deeper love for God, a deeper love for His Word, a deeper commitment to the Great Commission and the Great Commandments. ‘Study to show yourself approved unto God.’ Those are my goals for our students.”

A call to ministry is a call to preparation. The University of Mobile’s mission as a Christ-centered academic community is to prepare graduates to fulfill their professional calling with a Great Commission mindset. The Center for Christian Calling is key to accomplishing that mission.

To learn more about the University of Mobile and the Center for Christian Calling, prospective families are invited to attend a UM Day or schedule a campus visit at, or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university with a vision of “Higher Education for a Higher Purpose,” founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions in an environment where they are known.

About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university offering on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For information about the University of Mobile, areas of study, admissions and more, visit, connect with UM on social media @univofmobile, or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Molly Grace Watkins

Molly Grace Watkins is the Content Creator for the Office for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Mobile. She is a full-time student in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she is pursuing a degree in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Broadcasting. A published author, Molly Grace loves writing and being in front of the camera. She is an active member and volunteer at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. She also enjoys listening to music, going on long walks and driving her friends around in her blue MINI Cooper.