Statement of Educational Effectiveness (2018)

The information presented below is based on the 2018 Association of Theological Schools Graduating Student Questionnaire.

Graduation Body by Degree Percent of Total Student Body

Truett 2017 All ATS Schools 2018 Truett 2018
MDiv 66.7% 47.2% 61.3%
MACM 4.8% 12.5% 20%
DMin 19% 11.1% 14.7%

MDiv Marital Status: 9 single males, 9 single females, 23 married males (50%), 5 married females (10.9%)

*Only 1 married DMin female


Retention

All MDiv students who matriculated in 2012 or before have graduated. Of those who matriculated in 2013, 3 (42.9%) completed. Of those who matriculated in 2014, 27 (81.8%) graduated in 2018, and of those who matriculated in 2015, 10 (40%) graduated in 2018.

Of the MACM students who matriculated in 2013, 3 (42.9%) graduated in 2018.

The total ATS academic leave for a term or more was 16.3%; the Truett comparable is 11.8%.

Reasons for Academic Leave All ATS Schools 2018 Truett 2018
Financial 12.6% 11.8% (1)
Personal 63.2% 55.6% (5)
Other 24.3% 33.3% (3)

2018 Truett Graduation Rates Based on Year of Matriculation

MDiv
2018 Truett MDiv Graduation Rates

MACM
2018 Truett MACM Graduation Rates

MTS
2018 Truett MTS Graduation Rates


Graduating Student Questionnaire Data

The GSQ measures several aspects of learning on a 5-point scale, where 1 measures "Not Effective" and 5 measures "Highly Effective."

Personal Growth
Truett 2017 All ATS Schools 2018 Truett 2018
Enthusiasm for learning 4.3 4.3 4.5
Respect for my own tradition 4.4 4.2 4.4
Trust in God 4.0 4.1 4.2
Ability to live my faith in daily life 4.1 4.1 4.2
Self-discipline and focus 4.0 4.1 4.2
Respect for other traditions 4.2 4.1 4.1

Facilitating Skill Areas
Truett 2017 All ATS Schools 2018 Truett 2018
Ability to think theologically 4.6 4.5 4.6
Ability to use and interpret Scripture 4.5 4.4 4.5
Knowledge of church doctrine and history 4.3 4.2 4.4
Awareness and appreciation of the globalized context in which ministry is practiced 4.2 4.1 4.4
Ability to work effectively with both women and men 4.4 4.2 4.4

Top Level of Satisfaction
Truett 2017 All ATS Schools 2018 Truett 2018
Accessibility of faculty 4.8 4.2 4.5
Class size 4.7 4.4 4.6
Adequacy library 4.7 4.3 4.6
Accessibility of administrative/staff support 4.7 4.2 4.5
Quality of teaching 4.5 4.4 4.5
Access to library collection 4.5 4.3 4.5
Upkeep of the campus ? ? 4.5

Observation: For "All ATS Schools 2018," no category reaches 4.5


Bottom Level of Satisfaction
Truett 2017 All ATS Schools 2018 Truett 2018
Distance education 3.4 3.8 3.4
Extracurricular/cultural activities 3.4 3.3 3.3
Child care 3.4 2.9 3.1
Extension site 3.3 3.5 3.3

Overall Experience During Theological Program
Truett 2017 All ATS Schools 2018 Truett 2018
I know at least one faculty member well 4.8 4.3 4.5
I felt accepted within this school community 4.8 4.3 4.3
Faculty were supportive and understanding 4.8 4.5 4.6
I have been satisfied with my academic experience here ? 4.4 4.5

Placement

Data for August 2017, December 2017, and May 2018 Graduates
At Graduation Three Months After Graduation
Effective Placement 73% 82%
Students Looking for Placement 18% 9%
Students Not Looking 9% 9%
Female Placement 55% (11/20) 75% (15/20)
Minority and International Placement 73% (8/11) 73% (8/11)
At Graduation
Placement Data at Graduation

Three Months After Graduation
Placement Data Three Months After Graduation