Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Carey Theological College is committed to offering quality theological education that meets the highest standards of academic excellence and effectively prepares students for ministry. To ensure that these goals are met, Carey’s curricula are regularly reviewed by faculty to incorporate continual improvement.


 

Carey Theological College is committed to offering quality theological education that meets the highest standards of academic excellence and effectively prepares students for ministry. To ensure that these goals are met, Carey’s curricula are regularly reviewed by faculty to incorporate continual improvement. Student evaluations are another measure used to assess educational effectiveness, and the data obtained from the evaluations is incorporated into ongoing refinement of curricula and programs. Students are surveyed using the Entering and Graduating Student Questionnaires, as well as on the completion of each course on the quality of instruction and the instructional methods used, and the extent to which stated course objectives are met.

Other measures of educational effectiveness for each of our degree programs are shown below.

1. DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

DMIN GRADUATION RATES
Year of AdmissionStudents AdmittedStudents GraduatedGraduation Rate (%)
201047175%
20118675%
20126350%
201312542%
20146583%
20157686%
201628400%

DMIN VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT
Year of GraduationGraduates in Relevant Vocational Placement
(%) (within 1 year)
2010100%
2011100%
2012100%
2013100%
2014100%
2015100%
2016100%

2. MASTER OF DIVINITY

During the course of a students’ progress in the Master of Divinity program, the growth of the student is reviewed in all dimensions of life, including the academic, spiritual, personal, social, and vocational. This process involves the faculty, persons involved with the student in the Supervised Ministry program, the Profile of Ministry Stage 2 indicator, and the student’s own continued discernment. The student’s readiness and suitability for ministry are recognized by the granting of the Affirmation for Ministry, and through this process the faculty are also informed of the effectiveness of the program as a whole in preparing students for ministry. For the students graduating with MDiv in 2010, 2011 and 2012, over 96.8% of students achieved the Affirmation for Ministry designation.

MDIV GRADUATION RATES
Year of AdmissionStudents AdmittedStudents GraduatedGraduation Rate (%)
201020420%
201124729%
201267117%
201310440%
2014141179%
201557140%
201699100%

MDIV VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT
Year of GraduationGraduates in Relevant Vocational Placement
(%) (within 1 year)
2010100%
201154%
2012100%
2013100%
2014100%
201580%

3. MASTER OF ARTS IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION

MASF GRADUATION RATES
Year of AdmissionStudents AdmittedStudents GraduatedGraduation Rate (%)
201019-n/a
20119-n/a
201211764%
20139222%
201412867%
2015612200%
201611545%

Note: 2010 was the first intake year for Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation, so the first graduating class was in 2012.

MASF VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT
Year of GraduationGraduates in Relevant Vocational Placement
(%) (within 1 year)
2010n/a
2011n/a
2012100%
2013100%
201475%
201560%