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 triennium. 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 2015 and the 2013-15 triennium.

Master of Arts in Catholic Philosophical Studies (MACPS) Matriculation Rates: 92% of  2015 Catholic Philosophical Studies graduates entered further study toward the MDiv or entered religious life. The same was true for 81% of MACPS graduates from 2013-2015.

Time to Degree Completion: 2014-15 MA(T) and MA(PT) graduates completed their degree in an average of 4.5 years, while MTS graduates completed their degree in just over 7 years. For the triennium through 2015, MA(T) graduates completed the degree in 4 years, MA(PT) graduates in 4.25 years, and MTS graduates in 5.5 years, respectively.