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 2018 and for the period 2016-18.

Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Studies) (MACPS) Matriculation Rates: 70% of 2018 Catholic Philosophical Studies graduates entered further study toward the MDiv or entered religious life. The same was true for 81% of MACPS graduates from 2016 to 2018.

Time to Degree Completion:  2018 MA(T) graduates completed their degree in 4.7 years, on average. Over the three-year period from 2016 to 2018, the average is 4.5 years. MA(PT) graduates completed their degree in an average of 4.5 years in 2018; and over the three-year period from 2016 through 2018, the average is 5.7 years. 

10-Year Graduation Rate: 31 of 34, or 91%, of Graduate Theology students who began their Saint Meinrad degrees in 2008 completed the degree within the 10-year limit imposed by the school. Over the past three school years, the 10-year graduation rate is 79% (75 out of 95 degree-seeking students who enrolled in 2006 through 2008).