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Statement of Institutional Effectiveness


United Theological Seminary prepares people for service and leadership in the church. According to a 2010 alumni/ae survey, 90% of our alums are very happy with their educational experience at United, and more than 90% would recommend United to a prospective student. United’s dedication to providing an educational experience that values the local church and prepares people for pastoral ministry is recognized by judicatories and borne out in levels of ordination and service in local churches. 90% of our United Methodist MDiv graduates are currently ordained or in the UMC process towards full ordination. 92% of our graduates have worked professionally in a local church during their ministry. 70% currently serve local churches while another 15% are either working in denominational offices or chaplaincy positions. These high rates of ordination and longevity in ministry continue to confirm the findings of Rolf Memming in his study of longitudinal trends in ministry in which he found United Theological Seminary to be one of the nation’s leaders in preparing life-long pastors for the church.