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.
The following Census Day report was released September 15, 2020.
Table 1. MABTS Retention Rate
|Sem||New||Loss||New – 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)|
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 Spring||Matriculated Fall||Students in Cohort||Graduated 5 years or less||Graduation Rate|
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 Spring||Matriculated Fall||Students in Cohort||Graduated 6 yrs. or less||Graduation Rate|