Emmanuel Christian Seminary is a Graduate Christian Seminary committed to the lordship of Jesus Christ, the authority of Scripture and to the vision of the unity of world Christianity as arising from the work of such thinkers as Thomas and Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone. Though students from
a variety of denominational backgrounds come to study at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, the school has a relationship with churches of the Stone-Campbell Tradition (Disciples of Christ; Christian churches/churches of Christ; and Church of Christ).
Emmanuel Christian Seminary has been accredited
by ATS and SACS to award Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R), Master of Divinity (M. Div.) and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees.
Emmanuel Christian Seminary is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) the professional accrediting agency for graduate theological schools. [ATS, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, 412-788-6505; www.ats.edu
Emmanuel Christian Seminary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) the regional accrediting agency for the southern United States. [SACS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4501; www.sacscoc.org
Statement of Educational Effectiveness:
Emmanuel Christian Seminary seeks to fulfill the mission of the church by preparing men and women for effective Christian ministry. The primary purpose of ECS is to prepare men and women for effective ministry in these areas: worship, preaching, pastoral care, Christian education, evangelism and church growth, cross-cultural mission, institutional and military chaplaincy, teaching in schools and colleges, and the Christian exercise of other vocations.
Emmanuel Christian Seminary evaluates the achievement of its students in relation to its mission using a variety of methods, including enrollment data, retention and graduation rates, job placement rates and a portfolio review process. These measures ensure the institutional effectiveness of Emmanuel to guide decision making and to encourage continual improvement in all of our programs.
Emmanuel Christian Seminary also uses a variety of data driven instruments that measure student progress toward the educational goals of the seminary. Included among the evaluation tools are assessments of student learning and ministry capacity measured against the stated outcomes at the institutional, departmental and program levels. The annual Graduating Student Questionnaire administered by the Association of Theological Schools is used to evaluate student satisfaction of all areas of their seminary experience.
Unduplicated Head Count for 2011-2012: 172 students (M. Div, MAR, D. Min, non-degree)
Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Religion Students (Fall 2012)
7.2% International Students
1.0% African American
Retention Data (2011-2012 School Year)
86.2% new students enrolled in 2010-2011 retained in 2011-2012
62.7% new students enrolled in 2009-2010 retained in 2011-2012
54.8% new students enrolled in 2008-2009 retained in 2011-2012
Graduation Rate Data (as of Spring 2012)
Note: Due to ministry obligations and other circumstances, students may take more than 5 years to complete the M. Div. or 3 years to complete the M.A.R.
|Year of Enrollment
||Students still enrolled in 2012
5 year average (2003-2008): 52.4% students enrolled between 2003-2008 have graduated; 9.4% still enrolled in program.
Placement Data: Number of graduates with employment within 3 months of graduation
|Year of Graduation