Educational Effectiveness

Union Presbyterian Seminary: Statement on Educational Effectiveness


Placement data for professional degree students in the graduating class of 2011-2014:
  MACE Congregational ministries: 51%
    Other ministry placements (e.g., chaplaincy): 12%
    Further study: 12%
    Seeking: 2%
    Other (includes parenting and secular work): 23%
  MDiv Congregational ministries: 62%
    Other ministry placements: 20%
    Further study: 7%
    Seeking: 3%
    Other: 9%
  Dual degree graduates (MACE/MDiv; MACE/MSW)
    Congregational ministries: 62%
    Other ministry placements: 28%
    Further study: 5%
    Seeking: 0%
    Other: 5%
Graduation Rates: average time to graduation (2011-2015 graduating classes):
  MACE in Richmond residential program: 2.3 years
  MACE in Charlotte program: 5.38 years
  MACE in Extended Campus program: 5.95
  MDiv in Richmond residential program: 3.41 years
  MDiv in Charlotte program: 5.98 years
  Dual degree (MACE/MDiv) in Richmond residential program: 4.38 years
  Dual degree (MACE/MDiv) in Charlotte program: 6 years
  Th.M. degree (Richmond only): 1.07 years
  Ph.D. degree (Richmond only): 7.64 years
Retention rates for 2010-2014:
  Richmond residential:  83%
  Charlotte campus:  91%
  Extended campus program: 100%
  Total retention rates for degree-seeking students in all three platforms: 86%
Updated September 2015