Quick Facts

Historical Facts

Established:
1904

Enrollment in 1904:
2 full-time students
5 special students

First graduating class, 1908:
~Vernon Moser Cady
~Naokatsu Kubushiro

Faculty in 1904:
1

Internship program established:
1950s

SKSM joins
Graduate Theological Union:
1964

Current Facts

Enrollment by Programs (2014-2015):

M.Div.:  65
M.A.S.C.: 8
Certificate in Unitarian Universalist Studies: 8
Certificate in Multireligious Studies: 4
Special Students:  24

Number of Courses Offered (2014-2015):

Online courses:
7 for Fall 2014
5 for Spring 2015

Residential courses:
8 for Fall 2014
7 for Spring 2015

Immersion Courses including Intensives:

6 for Summer 2014
1 for Fall 2014

8 for January 2015
1 for Summer 2015

 

FALL 2012 ENTERING STUDENT SURVEY

Each class is its own special creation.  For example, the multi-religious anti-oppression educational model is the top reason SKSM was chosen by this class and a full 50% of the entering students are low-residence.  Last year, ages were well-distributed over four decades.  Half of this year’s class is comprised of students in their 30s.  Read on.

Discernment:

Top two time-frames in discernment for graduate school, in general:
fewer than 2 years – 38%
4 to 7 years – 31%

Top two time-frames in discernment for theology school, in particular:
fewer than 2 – 44%
2 to 4 – 38%

Top time-frame in discernment for Starr King, in particular:
fewer than 2 years – 75%

SKSM Chosen:

Top 3 reasons Starr King was chosen:

Multi-religious anti-oppression educational model
56%

Flexible, low-residency educational program
38%

Location
6%

Degrees:

Undergraduate degrees possessed:

BA
75%

BS
13%

No undergraduate degree
13%

Percent with advanced degrees:
31%

Seeking:

Theology degree sought:

Master of Divinity
86%

Master of Arts in Social Change
14% 

Reason:

Top 4 reasons this degree is chosen:

Spiritual Call
44%

Social Change
25%

Ministry
19%

Chaplaincy
13%

Residency:

Low Residency
50%

High Residency
38%

Mixed Residency
12%

Dream Job:

Top 3 dream jobs after graduation:

Minister
70%

Chaplain
15%

Professor
15%

Age:

20s
13%

30s
50%

40s
25%

50s & 60s
6% each

Citizenship:

U.S
88%

Other
12%
(Romania and Singapore)

Residence:

Top areas of residence before starting seminary:

California
25%

The South
25%

East Coast
19%

Mid-West
19%

Romania / Transylvania
6%

Istanbul, Turkey
6%

Identity:

Religious/spiritual/faith identity:

UU
63%

Muslim
19%

Quaker
6%

Unknown
6%

Ethnic identity:

White
82%

Black
6%

Native American
6%

Indian
6%

Gender identity:

male
56%

female
44%

Sexual identity:

heterosexual
63%

queer/gay/lesbian
19%

bisexual
19%

Partnership:

Partnership Status:

single
50%

married
38%

singularly partnered
6%

divorced
6%

Dependents:

Without - 50%
With - 50%

 

1 dependent
25%

2 dependents
19%

4 or more dependents
6%

 

 

2011-2012 Entering Survey

SKSM Students Fall 2011

SKSM Students Fall 2011

Discernment:

Median number of years spent discerning graduate school, in general:
7

 Median number of years spent discerning theology school, in particular:
3

Years spent discerning Starr King, in particular:
1.5

Considered:

Top 3 theology schools considered:

SKSM
72%

Meadville-Lombard
27%

Harvard Divinity
14%

Referrer:

Percent who could name the person who referred them to Starr King:

36%

Reasons:

Top 3 reasons Starr King was chosen:

 Flexible, low-residency educational program
27%

   Multi-religious anti-oppression educational model
23%

Location
10%

Degrees:

Undergraduate degrees possessed:

BA
75%

BS
15%

BFA
10%

BA & BS
10%

Percent with advanced degrees:
33%

Seeking:

Theology degree sought:

Master of Arts in Religious Leadership for Social Change
18% 

Master of Divinity
82%

Reasons:

Top 4 reasons this degree is chosen:

Ministry
35%

Spiritual Call
25%

Chaplaincy
20%

Create Social Change
15%

Status

Full/Part Time Status:

Full-time:
72%

Part-time:
28%

Residency:

Low Residency
35%

High Residency
45%

Mixed Residency
20%

Dream Jobs:

Top 3 dream jobs after graduation:

Ministry
50%

Chaplain
15%

Professor
10%

Age:

20s
24%

30s
29%

40s
14%

50s
33%

Citizenship:

U.S.
91%

Other
(Hungarian and Dutch)
9%

Residence:

Top 2 areas of residence before starting seminary:

California
45%

East Coast
19%

Ethnic identity:

White
81%

Black
9%

Filipino
5%

Multiple
5%

Gender identity:

 female
55%

male
41%

gender-queer
4%

Sexual identity:

heterosexual
60%

queer/gay/lesbian
35%

bisexual
5%

Partnership:

Partnership Status:

single
20%

married
43%

singularly partnered
25%

divorced
4%

widowed
8%

Dependents:

Percent with dependents:

Has dependents
55%

1 dependent
30%

2 dependents
10%

3 dependents
15%

 

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

ATS Annual Data Table, 2010-2011. The ATS annual data tables, compiled from the annual report forms submitted by the Association’s 261 member schools, contain a wealth of information about student enrollment, faculty composition and compensation, and institutional finances and development. The statistics in this newest report reflect the addition of eleven new member schools with approximately 1,000 additional students.

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