Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Educational Effectiveness

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Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is committed to providing education and formation of the highest quality for priests, permanent deacons, and lay ministers. The school has developed a variety of tools to assess achievement and degree program effectiveness.

Faculty and staff regularly review this assessment data, and the school provides ample support to promote student success.

The charts at this link offer a brief picture of our data for the past school year and for the past three years. These are the most basic measures of the demographic make-up of our graduating students, their academic and post-graduation achievement, and for our Graduate Theology Programs, the average time taken to complete the degree.

Master of Divinity Ordination Rates: The ordination rate for seminarians receiving the MDiv at Saint Meinrad is 100% for both 2017 and 2015-17.

Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Studies) (MACPS) Matriculation Rates: 100% of 2017 Catholic Philosophical Studies graduates entered further study toward the MDiv or entered religious life. The same was true for 90% of MACPS graduates from 2015 to 2017.

Time to Degree Completion:  2017 MA(T) graduates completed their degree in 4.4 years, on average. The same is true for all MA(T) graduates for the three-year period from 2015 to 2017. MA(PT) graduates completed their degree in an average of 5 years in 2017, while MTS graduates completed their degree in 7.5 years. For the three years from 2015 through 2017, MA(PT) graduates completed their degree in 5.3 years on average, and MTS graduates in 7 years.

10-Year Graduation Rate: 29 of 38, or 76%, of  Graduate Theology students who began their Saint Meinrad degrees in 2007 completed the degree within the 10-year limit imposed by the School of Theology. Over the past 3 school years, the 10-year graduation rate is 65% (58 out of 89 degree-seeking students who enrolled in 2005 through 2007).