Educational Effectiveness

The seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada, which requires that all member schools report on their educational effectiveness as it relates to graduation and placement rates of their students. Below, you will find information related to the graduation rate of our students and the placement rate of our graduates.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate information for five consecutive years is displayed in the tables below. Each table gives information pertaining to the class that enrolled during that Academic Year. For example, in the 2006-2007 Academic Year, 20 students enrolled in the MDiv program. Of those 20, 8 have since discontinued their degree program, 0 are still actively in process, and 12 have graduated. The overall graduation rate for MDiv students enrolling in the 2007-2008 Academic Year is 21/26, or 79%.

2007-2008 Graduation Rates
Enrolled Discontinued In Process Graduated % Graduated
DMIN 33 6 1 26 79%
MAML 19 7   12 63%
MDIV 26 5   21 81%
MSFD 9 1   8 89%
MATS 10 5   5 50%
MACM 1     1 100%
Total 98 24 1 73 74%
2008-2009 Graduation Rates
Enrolled Discontinued In Process Graduated % Graduated
DMIN  21 3   18 86%
MAIS  1     1 100%
MAML 23 9   14 61%
MDIV 30 10 1 19 63%
MSFD 16 5   11 69%
MATS   6 4   2 33%
Total 97 31 1 65 67%
2009-2010 Graduation Rates
Enrolled Discontinued In Process Graduated % Graduated
DMIN  43 5 5 33 77%
MAIS 3     3 100%
MAML 15 6 2 7 47%
MDIV 29 11 2 16 55%
MSFD 26 9 1 16 62%
MATS   10 1 4 5 50%
Total 126 32 14 80 63%
2010-2011 Graduation Rates
Enrolled Discontinued In Process Graduated % Graduated
DMIN  31 5 4 22 71%
MAIS 1 1     0%
MAML 11 3 1 7 64%
MDIV 37 12 7 18 49%
MSFD 19 8   11 58%
MATS   11 5   6 55%
Total 110 34 12 64 58%
2011-12 Graduation Rates
Enrolled Discontinued In Process Graduated % Graduated
DMIN  42 8 16 18 43%
MAIS 7 3 3 1 14%
MAML 15 1 5 9 60%
MDIV 27 12 14 1 4%
MSFD 10 2 6 2 20%
MATS   8 1 3 4 50%
Total 109 27 47 35 32%
Total: 2007/8-2011/12 Graduate Rates
Enrolled Discontinued In Process Graduated % Graduated
DMIN  170 27 26 117 69%
MAIS* 12 4 3 5 36%
MAML 83 26 8 49 59%
MDIV 149 50 24 75 50%
MSFD 80 25 7 48 60%
MATS   45 16 7 22 49%
MACM** 1     1 100%
Grand Total 540 148 75 317 59%

Placement Rate

The tables below display the placement rates of our graduates for the three most recent academic years, by learning community: DMin (Doctor of Ministry), LLC (Local Learning Community), OLC (Online Learning Community). A description of the placement catagories, supplied by the ATS, is included below the tables. Note that several of the degrees we offer are chosen by students for personal enrichment, not vocational placement.

Placement Rates for Graduates 2011-12 through 2013-14

Placement Rates for Graduates in the 2013-14 Academic Year
Degree Vocational Employment Non Vocational Employment Further Study Seeking Placement Other
DMIN 95% 0% 0% 5.00% 0%
LLC 71% 6% 11% 6% 6%
OLC 65% 15% 4% 14% 3%
Total Average 81% 7% 5% 5% 2%
Placement Rates for Graduates in the 2012-13 Academic Year
Degree Vocational Employment Non Vocational Employment Further Study Seeking Placement Other
DMIN 75% 19% 0% 3% 3%
LLC 64% 12% 12% 12% 0%
OLC 88% 0% 0% 12% 0%
Total Average 74% 14% 3% 7% 2%
Placement Rates for Graduates in the 2011-12 Academic Year
Degree Vocational Employment Non Vocational Employment Further Study Seeking Placement Other
DMIN 75% 7% 4% 14% 0%
LLC 58% 15% 4% 15% 8%
OLC 55% 36% 0% 9% 0%
Total Average 64% 15% 4% 14% 3%

  • Vocational placement. The graduate is in a position for which the degree program prepared he graduate. Some graduates may have placements related to their degree programs prior to graduating; these may be reported as degree related placements. Such placements may be compensated or volunteer positions.
  • Non-vocational placement. The graduate received a graduate theological degree designed for personal enrichment rather than vocational preparation. Graduates in positions, compensated or volunteer, which reflect their vocational choice may be placed in this category.
  • Further study. The graduate is pursuing additional education. This education may be at the graduate or undergraduate level.
  • Seeking placement. The graduate is actively seeking appropriate placement.
  • Other. The graduate has a position or placement that does not fall within the above categories.

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