Educational Effectiveness

The three-year moving average graduation rate at EDS is currently above 85%.

The average placement rate of 2011 and 2012 graduates is so far 81% and rising.

Assessment instruments include a final year Integration Paper, articulating a student’s Theology of Ministry, and various measurements specific to the various degree programs.

Graduation Rates*

Entering Class Fall 2005- Spring 2006

Graduation Rate (within 150% time)

 Entered Graduated Graduation Rate %
  8 DMin  6    75%
 14 MDiv 12   86%
 4 MATS 3  75%
 Overall Total    81%

Entering Class Summer 2006- Spring 2007

Graduation Rate (within 150% time) 

Entered Graduated Graduation Rate %
2 DMin 2 100%
13 MDiv 11 85%
4 MATS 4 100%
Overall Total    89%

Entering Class Summer 2007- Spring 2008

Graduation Rate (within 150% time)

Entered Graduated Graduation Rate %
11 DMin 10 91%
20 MDiv 17 85%
5 MATS 4 80%
Overall Total   86%

Entering Class Summer 2008 - Spring 2009

Graduation Rate (within 150% time)

Entered Graduated Graduation Rate %
3 DMin 2 67%
21 MDiv 16 76%
5 MATS 4 80%
Overall Total   76%


Placement Rates 

2011   18 of 22 graduates =82%

2012   22 of 28 graduates =79% (by Oct 1, 2012)

*Based on completion within 150% standard program time, these rates do not yet include students having graduated from Distributive Learning MATS and MDIV programs introduced in 2007, which are four and five-year programs respectively. Relevant data will become available in 2014. For data updates, please contact the Registrar.