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
(≤ 6 yrs)
|# MDIV Cohort||Graduated
≤ 6 yrs
> 6 yrs
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
|Degree||Cohort||Graduation Rate||# MACM Cohort||Graduated
≤ 4 yrs
Master of Theological Studies
|Degree||Cohort||Graduation Rate||# MTS Cohort||Graduated ≤ 4 yrs||Graduated > 4|
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.