Institutional Effectiveness

Payne Theological Seminary Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness data and information supports the planning, accreditation, and decision-making processes of the seminary. Payne Theological Seminary strives for demonstrable results within all degree program offerings.  The Seminary’s Master of Divinity Degree Program, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, has achieved the following results during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Degree Program Achievement:

In Spring 2012, ninety-three percent (93%), 28 of the 30 seniors, achieved the goals of the Master of Divinity Degree Program as evidenced by satisfactory completion of the thesis.

Degree Program Completion Rate:

In the Fall of 2006, Payne Theological Seminary enrolled 24 students into the Master of Divinity Degree Program.  As of Spring 2012, fifty-eight percent (58%), 14 of the 24, of the 2006 entering students have graduated. 

Alumni Vocational Placement:

A 2012 graduating class survey indicates that 96%, 27 of the 28 graduates, found placement appropriate to their vocational intention and theological education.  Payne graduates are working within a religion related field as pastors, associate pastors, or chaplains.