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 2019 and for the period 2017-19.
Master of Arts (Catholic Philosophical Studies) (MACPS) Matriculation Rates: 100% of 2019 Catholic Philosophical Studies graduates entered further study toward the MDiv or entered religious life. The same was true for 90% of MACPS graduates from 2017 to 2019.
Time to Degree Completion: 2019 MA (Theology) graduates completed their degree in 4.1 years, on average. Over the three-year period from 2017 to 2019, the average is 4.4 years. MA (Pastoral Theology) graduates completed their degree in an average of 5.7 years over the three-year period from 2016 through 2018—there were no MA (PT) graduates in 2019.
10-Year Graduation Rate: 25 of 35, or 71%, of Graduate Theology students who began their Saint Meinrad degrees in 2009 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% (85 out of 107 degree-seeking students who enrolled in 2007 through 2009).