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 2016 and 2014-16.

Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Studies) (MACPS) Matriculation Rates: 75% of 2016 Catholic Philosophical Studies graduates entered further study toward the MDiv or entered religious life. The same was true for 81% of MACPS graduates from 2014 to 2016.

Time to Degree Completion:  2016 MA(T) graduates completed their degree in 4.5 years, on average. The same is true for all MA(T) graduates for the three-year period from 2014 to 2016. MA(PT) graduates completed their degree in an average of 6 years in 2016, while MTS graduates completed their degree in just under 7 years. For the three years from 2014 through 2016, MA(PT) graduates completed their degree in 5.25 years on average, and MTS graduates in 6 years.