Statement of Institutional Effectiveness

The Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools requires accredited schools to publish a statement regarding the school’s educational effectiveness. Boston University School of Theology chooses the following facts to be published.

2020 Fall Statistical Report

Students

  • Women as percent of total enrollment, Fall 2020: 48%
  • Domestic minorities as percent of total enrollment, Fall 2020: 24%
  • Non-resident international students as percent of total enrollment, Fall 2020: 18%
  • Average GPA of entering class, Fall 2020: 3.5

Faculty

  • Total full-time faculty, Fall 2020: 32 (FTE)
  • Total full-time ethnic minority faculty, Fall 2020: 11 (35%)
  • Total full-time female faculty, Fall 2020: 15 (48%)
  • Student-faculty ratio, Fall 2020: 11:1

Finance

Educational debt for MDiv students incurred while in seminary (as reported by the United Methodist Church’s most recent analysis of all United Methodist Schools):

Graduation

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv): Graduation Rate = 83%; Median time to completion of degree: 2.8 years
  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS): Graduation Rate = 81%; Median time to completion of degree: 1.95 years
  • Master of Sacred Music (MSM): Graduation Rate = 100%; Median time to completion of degree: 1.75 years
  • Dual Degree Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (MDiv/MSW): Graduation Rate = 100%; Median time to completion of degree: 3.78 years
  • Dual Degree Master of Theological Studies/Master of Social Work (MTS/MSW): Graduation Rate = 100%; Median time to completion of degree: 2.66 years
  • Master of Sacred Theology (STM): Graduation Rate = 87%; Median time to completion of degree: 1 year
  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin): Attrition Rate (since 2015 when program began): 11%; Median time to completion of degree 2.9 years (since 2015)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Graduation Rate (since 2010): 77%; Median time to completion of degree for those admitted (since 2010): 5.8 years

 

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