Institutional Effectiveness

Program Goal Achievement
In a 2014 survey of alumni, the following percentages of respondents rated the seminary as being “above average” or “superior” in in enabling them to fulfill the stated goals of their degree programs:

  • Scripture: 90%
  • Orthodoxy: 87%
  • The Wesleyan Perspective: 87%
  • The Holy Life: 82%
  • The Servant Heart: 81%
  • Proclamation: 74%
  • Leadership: 74%
  • Spiritual Direction: 64%

In the senior exit interviews for the last two years, the following percentages of graduates rated the seminary as “average” or above in enabling them to fulfill the stated goals of their degree programs. (The high percentages for 2014-2015 are probably due to the small size of the graduating class):

  • Scripture
    2013-2014: 100%
    2014-2015: 100%
  • Orthodoxy
    2013-2014: 95%
    2014-2015: 100%
  • The Wesleyan Perspective
    2013-2014: 90%
    2014-2015: 100%
  • The Holy Life
    2013-2014: 95%
    2014-2015: 100%
  • The Servant Heart
    2013-2014: 81%
    2014-2015: 100%
  • Proclamation
    2013-2014: 75%
    2014-2015: 100%
  • Leadership
    2013-2014: 85%
    2014-2015: 100%
  • Spiritual Direction
    2013-2014: 81%
    2014-2015: 100%

Placement Rates
The most recent placement figures pertain to the graduating class of 2013. As of November 2013 (six months post-2013 graduation), of those who graduated with the Master of Divinity Degree:

  • 82% had found employment in places of Christian ministry,
  • 6% percent were engaged in further study, and
  • 12% were still seeking ministry employment.

Although the Master of Arts degree is dedicated to general Biblical and theological knowledge rather than to ministry, by November 2013:

  • 57% of Master of Arts program graduates found employment in Christian ministry,
  • 10% had gone on for further study,
  • 14% had taken non-ministry employment,
  • 5% were not seeking employment, and
  • 14% were still seeking ministry employment.