Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Student Achievement

In its Policy on Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requires that institutions publish “statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals.” Federal Requirement 4.1 (Student Achievement) requires institutions to disclose such information during the Fifth-Year Interim Report and the decennial reaffirmation of accreditation. The disclosure below, by Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (MABTS), is intended to satisfy SACSCOC policy requirements in between routine compliance certifications.

Retention Rates

The following Census Day report was released September 15, 2020.

Table 1. MABTS Retention Rate

SemNewLossNew – Loss (net gain/loss)Loss/”ER” (Expect to return)Retained/”ER”  (Expect to return)Total Enrollment     Graduates“ER”  (Expected to return is total minus graduates)
F164816327%93%24622224
S172423110%90%22526199
F174637919%81%20810198
S18196133%97%21129182
F1843251814%86%20014186
S19221669%91%19229163
F191272410315%85%2665261
S202641-1516%84%24630216
F206516497%93%26510255
         

Graduation Rates

MABTS calculates graduation rates by using full-time, first-time, degree seeking students who start and finished at MABTS. The Seminary’s largest program, Pastoral Ministry, and the College’s largest program, Christian Studies are listed in Table 2 and Table 3.

Table 2.  Graduation Rate by Cohort for Master of Divinity – Pastoral Ministry

The five- year graduation rate has been over 60% for past three years. 

Graduation Rate by Cohort* MDIV – Pastoral Ministry
Graduated by SpringMatriculated                  FallStudents in CohortGraduated 5 years or lessGraduation Rate
     
202020158563%
2019201410770%
2018201311873%
201720129556%
2016201117741%
     
     
 

Table 3. Graduation Rate by Cohort for Bachelor of Arts – Christian Studies

The Spring 2020 graduation rate was 67%. The College at Mid-America was officially established in the fall of 2017.

Graduation Rate by Cohort* BA in Christian Studies
Graduated by SpringMatriculated FallStudents in CohortGraduated 6 yrs. or lessGraduation Rate
202020149667%
201920131200%
2018201213215%
2017201114214%
2016201000none