Enrollment Increases for Fall Semester

Student aid opportunities and personal referrals lead to 77% increase in new students.

DAYTON, Ohio, October 11, 2017 — Dr. Kent Millard, President of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, announced at the recent meeting of United’s Board of Trustees that the Seminary saw a 77% increase in new students in the fall of 2017 over the fall of 2016. While 71 new students enrolled in September 2016, 126 new students enrolled in classes beginning September 2017.

United increased student aid opportunities, more than doubling scholarship and grant awards for 2017. Trustees, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, students and friends of the Seminary personally recommended 79 of the new students who chose to attend United for their theological education.

Now in its 147th academic year, United is teaching 424 students in the fall of 2017. United has a diverse student body, with students from 38 different states and 14 nations. Of the 265 master’s-level students and 159 doctoral students, African Americans represent 30% of all students. Over 80% of United graduates are employed in or retired from ministry.

United Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school of The United Methodist Church offering master’s theological degrees and a Doctor of Ministry program as well as opportunities for continuing education. Courses are available in a variety of flexible options, including online courses, virtual courses that meet live via webcast, week-long intensive courses and traditional on-campus courses. United’s mission is to prepare faithful, fruitful leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

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