Statement of Educational Effectiveness
The Association of Theological Schools requires its member institutions to publish a statement of educational effectiveness.
In a questionnaire given upon completion of their studies graduating students of Newman Theological College in 2011-2012 indicated:
- When Students were asked to measure their personal growth during studies the three top areas in which our graduates felt they were stronger were: "Respect for my own religious tradition," "Self-discipline and focus," and "Self-knowledge."
- MDiv graduates were asked to indicate their satisfaction with progress in skills related to their future work. The top five areas at Newman were: "Ability to use and interpret Scripture," "Ability to preach well," "Ability to lead others," "Ability to conduct worship/liturgy," and "Ability to think theologically."
- The percentage of MDiv students who rated their field education or internship experience important or very important was: 80.0%. For these students the two top effects of field education/internship were: "Greater interest in future ministry" and "Greater vocational clarity."
- How satisfied have you been with a variety of College services and academic resources? The top three rated choices of our graduates were: "Class size," "Adequacy of library collection," and "Academic advising."
- Graduates cited the following as the three most important influences on their educational experience at our institution: "Faculty," "Study of History and Theology," and "Classroom discussion."
- Given a list of sixteen statements to explore their satisfaction with their College Experience graduates stated the three most important sources were: "I have been able to integrate the theology and practice of ministry.", "I have grown spiritually.", and "My faith is stronger than when I came.".
- Most graduates at our school brought the following educational debt with them: None. The percentage that came with a debt load of $30,000 or more was: 0.0%. Most graduates at our school incurred the following amount of new educational debt during seminary: None. The percentage that had a debt load of $30,000 or more at the time of their graduation was: 0.0%.
- The percentage of Newman’s MDiv graduates who anticipated full-time parish ministry was: 60.0%. The next two areas were: "Church administration" and "Campus ministry."
- The percentage of our other graduates (non MDiv) who anticipated full-time parish ministry was: 31.3%. The next two areas were: "Secondary/prep school teaching" and "None."