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.

Students
• Women as percent of total enrollment, Fall 2013: 50%
• Racial/ethnic minorities and international students as percent of total enrollment, Fall 2013: 35%
• Average GPA of entering class, Fall 2013: 3.53

Faculty
• Total full-time faculty, Fall 2013: 32
• Total part-time faculty, Fall 2013: 5
• Total part-time faculty, Fall 2013: 9
• Total full-time ethnic minority faculty, Fall 2013: 10 (30%)
• Total full-time female faculty, Fall 2013: 16 (50%)
• Ranking of BU religion/theology faculty productivity (books, articles, citations, grants) in comparison to peer programs throughout the U.S.: 8 (Source: Academic Analytics, 2009)

• Average class size (2008-2011): 11.7
• Student-faculty ratio (2008-2011): 10:1
• Average faculty course evaluations (2010-2011): 4.3 (on a scale 1-5)

Finance
• Educational debt incurred while in seminary, those graduating in 2011-12:

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Graduation

  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)

  • Median time to completion of degree 2.75 years

  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
  • Median time to completion of degree 1.75 years

  • Master of Sacred Music (MSM)
  • Median time to completion of degree 1.75 years

  • Dual Degree Master of Divinity/Master of Sacred Music (MDiv/MSM)
  • Median time to completion of degree 4 years

  • Dual Degree Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (MDiv/MSW)
  • Median time to completion of degree 3.75 years

  • Dual Degree Master of Theological Studies/Master of Social Work (MTS/MSW)
  • Median time to completion of degree 2.75 years

  • Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
  • Median time to completion of degree 1.4 years

  • PhD in Practical Theology (ThD converted to PhD in 2009)
  • Median time to completion of degree 7.5 years
    Post-graduation occupation of doctoral graduates (2003-2011): academic teaching/leadership 55%; church/denominational leadership 27%; other 18%

  • Doctor of Theology (ThD)
  • Median time to completion of degree 7.8 years
    Post-graduation occupation of doctoral graduates (2001-2011): academic teaching/leadership 53%; church/denominational leadership 28%; other 19%

  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
  • Median time to completion of degree 5.8 years