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 the extent to which students are achieving the outcomes of the degrees they are pursuing.

Faculty and staff regularly review this assessment data to measure the effectiveness of its programs. The school provides ample support to ensure student success.

A recent survey of the data offers encouraging evidence of the integrity of our degree programs and the ability of our students to complete them in a timely manner:

Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Thought)
In 2012-13, 100% of graduates matriculated to a theology program and scored an average of 97.8% percent on the capstone exercise designed to measure student achievement of the program outcomes.
Demographics: 89% white, 11% Asian (18 men)

Master of Divinity
In 2012-13, 92% of graduates were ordained Roman Catholic priests. Graduates scored an average of 80% on the assessment tools designed to measure achievement of the program outcomes in intellectual, spiritual, pastoral and human formation.
Demographics: 77% white, 8% Hispanic, 15% black (13 men)

Master of Arts (Theology)
2012-13 graduates completed their degree in an average of 2.0 years for full-time students and 5.0 years for part-time students. They scored an average of 82% on the capstone exercise designed to measure student achievement of the program outcomes.
Demographics: 100% white (6 men, 3 women)

Master of Arts (Pastoral Theology)
2012-13 graduates completed their degree in an average of 2.0 years for full-time students and 7.0 years for part-time students. They scored an average of 81% on the capstone exercise designed to measure student achievement of the program outcomes.
Demographics: 50% white, 50% Asian (1 man, 1 woman)