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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)

  • Master of Divinity 26%
  • MA Clinical Counseling 21%
  • MA Theological Studies 24%
  • MA Chaplaincy  7%
  • Non-Degree 18%
  • Spiritual Direction & other Certificates 9%

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 2015-2020. 

Master of Divinity (2015-20)

  • Number of MDiv students graduated: 30
  • Average time to graduation: 4 years
  • Average number of months from graduation to first position: 1 month
  • Post-graduation vocations include congregational ministry (77%), specialized ministry (7%), continuing ordination requirements (7%), chaplaincy (3%), further studies (3%), other (3%)
  • Of the graduates, 18 full-time students completed their degrees in an average of 3.5 years, and 12 completed their degree as part-time students in an average of 5.5 years.
  • From 2015-20, 28 students were accepted into the MDiv program. Of those students, 9 have graduated, 11 are enrolled. Of the 7 left the program due to change of vocational direction, dismissal, removal of candidacy.  Retention rate: 75%

Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling  (2015-20)

  • Number of MACC students graduated: 32
  • Average time to graduation: 3 years
  • Average number of months from graduation to first position: 1 month
  • Post-graduation positions for 94% of our graduates were in counseling-related occupations, including mental health professional, private practice, hospice, children and youth, chaplaincy, congregational ministry, nursing.
  • Among the graduates, 15 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 2015-20, 56 students were accepted into the MACC program, of those students, 21 have graduated and 27 are enrolled. 8 students left the program due to transfer, withdrawal, and change of vocational direction.  Retention rate: 86% 

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2015-20)

  • Number of MATS students graduated: 30
  • Average time to graduation: 5 years
  • Average number of months from graduation to first position: 1 month
  • The majority of MATS graduates remain in vocations and positions they held prior to enrollment.  Positions after graduation include: specialized ministry, education,  chaplaincy, further education
  • Of the 30 graduates, 3 completed their degrees in just over 2.5 years as full-time students, and 27 completed their degree as part-time students in an average of 5.5 years.
  • From 2015-20, 24 students were accepted into the MATS program, of those 5 have graduated, 9 are enrolled, and 5 changed to a different degree program at MTS. 4 students left the program due to transfer, relocation, family. Retention rate: 83%

Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (2015-20)

  • The MACh program began in 2016, since its inception 5 students have graduated
  • Average time to graduation: 4 years
  • Average number of months from graduation to first position: 2 month
  • Positions after graduation include: chaplaincy internship, ministry, further education.
  • Of the 5 graduates, 2 completed their degrees in 3.5 years as full-time students, and 3 completed their degree as part-time students in an average of 5 years.
  • From 2016-20, 18 students were accepted into the MACh program, of those students, 5 have graduated, 7 are enrolled, and 3 changed to a different degree program at MTS. 3 left the program due to medical, family, change of direction. Retention rate: 83%