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 2013-2014 indicated:
- When students were asked to measure their personal growth during study. The three top areas in which our graduates felt they were stronger were: "Respect for my own religious tradition", “Ability to live my faith in daily life” and "Trust in God."
- M.Div. graduates were asked to indicate their satisfaction with progress in skills related to their future work. The top five areas at our school were: "Ability to use and interpret Scripture," "Ability to think theologically," "Knowledge of church doctrine and history," “Ability to work effectively within my own religious tradition” and “Ability to work effectively with both women and men.”
- 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," "Accessibility of faculty," and “Ease in scheduling required courses.”
- Graduates cited the following as the three most important influences on their educational experience at our institution: "Personal life experiences," Interaction with fellow students" and "Introduction to different perspectives.”
- A list of seventeen statements was presented to graduates to explore their satisfaction with their college experience. The four most important sources were: "I have been satisfied with my academic experience here," "I have grown spiritually.", and "My personal faith has been respected" and “If I had to do it over, I would still come here.”
- The percentage of our M.Div. graduates who anticipated full-time parish ministry was: 66.7%. The next two areas were: "Undecided" and "Hospital or other chaplaincy."
- The percentage of our other graduates (non M.Div.) who anticipated full-time parish ministry was: 10.5%. The next area was: "Secondary/prep school teaching."