Educational Effectiveness and Graduation Rates

  • Graduation rates are for a select group of students. Only Fall first-time, degree seeking students are included in the count.
  • Students who begin one program and transfer to another are not included in the count.
  • All graduation rates are based on 6 years of attendance for MDIV students and 4 years of attendance for MACM and MTS students which is equal to 200% of the normal completion time of UGST degrees.
  • These rates will not reflect those who did not complete their degree within the 4/6 year time frame.

Master of Divinity 

Degree Cohort Graduation Rate

(≤ 6 yrs)

# MDIV Cohort Graduated

≤ 6 yrs

Graduated

> 6 yrs

MDIV 2004 100% 1 1 0
MDIV 2005 75% 4 3 0
MDIV 2006 0 0 0
MDIV 2007 0 0 0
MDIV 2008 0 0 0
MDIV 2009 71.4% 7 5 1
MDIV 2010 75% 4 3 0
MDIV 2011 2 0 0

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

Degree Cohort Graduation Rate # MACM Cohort Graduated

≤ 4 yrs

Graduated

> 4

MACM 2006 0 0 0
MACM 2007 2 0 2
MACM 2008 33.3% 3 1 0
MACM 2009 12.5% 8 1 2
MACM 2010 25% 8 2 3
MACM 2011 33.3% 3 1 1
MACM 2012 3 0 1
MACM 2013 25% 4 1 0

Master of Theological Studies 

Degree Cohort Graduation Rate # MTS Cohort Graduated ≤ 4 yrs Graduated > 4
MTS 2006 3 0 1
MTS 2007 57.1% 7 4 1
MTS 2008 50% 2 1 1
MTS 2009 4 0 0
MTS 2010 12.5% 8 1 1
MTS 2011 0 0 0
MTS 2012 28.6% 7 2 1
MTS 2013 33.3% 3 1 0

Placement Information

UGST tracks the percentage of known graduates who are in various categories of employment within a specified number of months of graduation. Of the graduates in 2015 whose ministry placements are known to UGST, 50% are working in full-time ministry, 8% in bivocational ministry, 17% in parachurch ministry, 17% in education, and 8% in secular employment. Of the graduates in 2016 whose ministry placements are known to UGST, 17% are working in full-time ministry, 33% in bivocational ministry, 33% in parachurch ministry, and 17% in secular employment. Of the graduates in 2017 whose ministry placements are known to UGST, 42% are working in full-time ministry, 25% in bivocational ministry, 8% in parachurch ministry, and 25% in education.