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 2016: 49%
• Racial/ethnic minorities and international students as percent of total enrollment, Fall 2016: 36%
• Average GPA of entering class, Fall 2016: 3.51

Faculty
• Total full-time faculty, Fall 2016: 34 (FTE)
• Total full-time ethnic minority faculty, Fall 2016: 11 (33%)
• Total full-time female faculty, Fall 2016: 14 (41%)

• Student-faculty ratio, Fall 2016: 10:1

Finance
• Educational debt for MDiv students incurred while in seminary, those graduating in 2015-16, as compared with other United Methodist Schools:

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

    Average time to completion of degree for those admitted since 2007: 6 years