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Fast Facts

Student Body (Fall 2013 - Spring 2018)

  • Average 92 students, representing 20 denominations & faith traditions
  • 79% enrolled part-time
  • 24% racial/ethnic diversity
  • 20% ages 22-30
  • 37% ages 30-49
  • 44% age 50+

Enrollment by Category (Fall 2013 - Spring 2018)

  • MDiv 26%
  • MACC 21%
  • MATS 24%
  • Non-Degree 18%
  • Spiritual Direction & other Certificates 9%

      The new Masters in Chaplaincy beginning in Spring 2017 had 7% of the enrolled students.

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

The Association of Theological Schools requires accredited institutions to publish a statement regarding educational effectiveness. The following statistics are based on students who entered and graduated from our degree programs from 2013-2018. 

Master of Divinity (2013-2018)

  • Number of MDiv students graduated: 38
  • Average time to graduation: 4 years
  • Average number of months from graduation to first position: 2 months
  • Post-graduation occupations include congregational ministry (63%), specialized ministry (18%), chaplaincy (5%), further studies (8%), other (5%)
  • Of the graduates, 27 full-time students completed their degrees in an average of 3.5 years, and 11 completed their degree as part-time students in an average of 5.5 years.
  • From 2013-18, 36 students were accepted into the MDiv program. Of those students, 11 have graduated, 16 are enrolled, 3 changed to a different degree program at MTS, and 6 left the program due to change of vocational direction, dismissal.  Retention rate: 83%

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling  (2013-2018)

  • Number of MACC students graduated: 34
  • Average time to graduation: 3.5 years
  • Average number of months from graduation to first position: 1 month
  • Post-graduation occupations for 94% of our graduates were in counseling-related occupations, including mental health professional, private practice, hospice, chaplaincy, congregational ministry, nursing.
  • Among the graduates, 17 were full-time students who completed their degrees in 2.5 years, and 17 completed their degree as part-time students in an average of 4 years.
  • From 2013-18, 45 students were accepted into the MACC program.  Of those students, 12 have graduated, 23 are enrolled, 1 changed to a different degree program at MTS, and 9 left the program due to transfer, and change of vocational direction.  Retention rate: 80% 

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2013-2018)

  • Number of MATS students graduated: 30
  • Average time to graduation: 4.5 years
  • Average number of months from graduation to first position: 2 months
  • Post-graduation occupations include congregational ministry (23%), specialized ministry (17%), continued employment (23%), chaplaincy (10%), further studies (12%), spiritual direction (10%), unknown (3%)
  • Of the 30 graduates, 6 completed their degrees in just over 2.5 years as full-time students, and 24 completed their degree as part-time students in an average of 5 years.
  • From 2013-18, 34 students were accepted into the MATS program.  Of those students, 9 have graduated, 13 are enrolled, 4 changed to a different degree program at MTS, and 8 left the program due to transfer, relocation, family. Retention rate: 74%