Measures Of Institutional Effectiveness

To ensure that our educational programs have their intended impact for the good of the church and world, Lancaster Seminary assesses the effectiveness of our programs.

One of the ways we do this is to ask our graduating students to compete the Association of Theological Schools Graduating Student Questionnaire. The GSQ is used by accredited seminaries of all types, sizes, and denominations across the United States and Canada. It asks graduates to rate aspects of the education they received and their experience using a scale from 1 (worst) to 5 (best). These are the most recent GSQ results for Lancaster Seminary.

Graduating Student Questionnaire 2019 Measure of Educational Effectiveness and Personal Growth

Blue: responses from graduates attending the traditional on-campus, day program
Red: responses from graduates attending intensives and hybrid courses that combine in-person and online learning.

Graduating Student Questionnaire 2019: Educational Effectiveness in Facilitating Skill Areas

Blue: responses from graduates attending the traditional on-campus day program
Red: responses from graduates attending intensives and hybrid courses that combine in-person and online learning.

Graduating Student Questionnaire 2019: Overall Experience during Theological Program

Graduation Rates – as reported to ATS for 2019

Master of Divinity: 57%
Master of Arts in Ministry & Leadership: 60%
Doctor of Ministry: 56%