Lancaster Seminary At A Glance


FOUNDED

Lancaster Theological Seminary was founded in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, at Dickinson College in 1825 as a seminary of the Reformed Church in the United States, often called the German Reformed to differentiate it from the Dutch Reformed or Reformed Church in America. There was one professor, five students, and approximately 200 books in its theological library. 

DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION

United Church of Christ 

ACCREDITATIONS AND AUTHORIZATIONS 

Lancaster Theological Seminary is accredited by
The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA (Religion), DMin.

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of
The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA Telephone: 412-788-6505, Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Lancaster Theological Seminary is also accredited by
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Higher Education (MSACHE) 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680 215-662-5606
Website: www.msache.org

OUR MISSION Lancaster Theological Seminary educates and nurtures leaders to join in God's redemptive and liberating work so that all creation may flourish.

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Religion), and Doctor of Ministry

CERTIFICATE

Certificate in Youth and Young Adult Ministry

SPECIALIZATIONS

Master of Divinity with Specialization in Chaplaincy; Master of Divinity with Specialization in Spiritual Direction; and Master of Arts (Religion) with Specialization in Spiritual Direction

AFFILIATIONS

Master of Divinity Specialization in Chaplaincy, partnering with Lancaster General Hospital

Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Religion) Specialization in Spiritual Direction, partnering with Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation



FACULTY

Core FacultyAdjunct FacultyStudent: Core Faculty Ratio
83415:1


STUDENT BODY STATISTICS (as of October 15, 2014, as reported to ATS)

ENROLLMENT: 117

DEGREE AND NON-DEGREE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT:

FemaleMaleFull-timePart-timeTotal
Master of Divinity4231353873
Master of Arts (Religion)744711
Doctor of Ministry101323-0-23
Certificate Programs42-0-66
Non-degree Studies4-0--0-44
Totals67506255117
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) [Based on 1 headcount = 12 credit hours]83.8


DENOMINATIONS REPRESENTED

  • African Methodist Episcopal
  • Baptist, General
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Church of God in Christ
  • Church of the Brethren
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Lutheran
  • Mennonite 
  • National Baptist
  • Nazarene
  • Non-Denominational
  • Pentecostal
  • Presbyterian USA
  • Reformed Church of America - Evangelical
  • Roman Catholic
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Methodist Church
  • Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches


RACE/ETHNICITY AGE DISTRIBUTION
36% African American34%40 and under
3%Hispanic/Latino/a21%41-50
62% Caucasian31% 51-59
<1% Two or More Races 14%60 and over


SEXUAL ORIENTATION DIVERSITY SNAPSHOT

All Students EnrolledLGBTQ Students
11725%


CAMPUS RACIAL DIVERSITY PERCENTAGES OF PEOPLE OF COLOR

2012-2013 Persons of Color2012-2013 Caucasian2013-2014 Persons of Color2013-2014 Caucasian2014-2015 Persons of Color2014-2015 Caucasian
Students25%75%37%63%39%62%
Regular Faculty11%89%0%100%13%87%
Adjunct Faculty8%92%31%69%21%79%
Staff & Administration15%85%30%70%27%73%
Trustees5%95%24%76%24%76%


HOME STATES / COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

Delaware
Georgia
Illinois
Kentucky
Maryland
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Texas
US Virgin Islands
Virginia

 

FINANCIAL AID

82% of students receive financial aid in the form of Lancaster Seminary Scholarships
and/or federal Stafford loans

HOUSING
12% of students live in Seminary-owned housing