Western Theological Seminary

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2017 Enrolled Students

347

40.9% Full-Time

About

Western Theological Seminary is a higher education institution located in Ottawa County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Theological Seminary were .

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Theological Seminary. 43.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 56.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (43 degrees), 14.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Theological Seminary is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Theological Seminary is $0, which is $-14,000 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In N/A, N/A% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

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Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

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Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

N/A% of undergraduate students at Western Theological Seminary received grants or loans in N/A. This represents a N/A of N/A with respect to N/A, when N/A% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

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2016 Default Rate

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Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Theological Seminary was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 38 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Western Theological Seminary has a total enrollment of 347 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Theological Seminary is 142 students and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 40.9% of students enrolled at Western Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.1% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Black or African American, 2.31% Asian, 0.865% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Theological Seminary in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A. Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (41.5%), followed by White Female (28.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.63%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

40.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 347 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Theological Seminary is 142 and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 40.9% of students enrolled at Western Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Western Theological Seminary was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Western Theological Seminary had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    219

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    69

  3. Black or African American

    22

The enrolled student population at Western Theological Seminary is 63.1% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Black or African American, 2.31% Asian, 0.865% Two or More Races, 0.288% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 11 students (3.17%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 7 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Theological Seminary. The majority of degree recipients at Western Theological Seminary are white (43 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Theological Seminary is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Theological Seminary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (53 degrees awarded).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Clergy (74,661 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (11,012 people), Other managers (6,807 people), Education administrators (4,389 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (4,136 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Theology (53 degrees awarded).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Physicians, Computer & information systems managers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Software developers, and Project management specialists

The most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Theology (53 degrees awarded).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Religious organizations (84,422 people), Elementary & secondary schools (21,388 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (9,425 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,409 people), and Construction (7,105 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Theology (53 degrees awarded).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Western Theological Seminary.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 30

  2. 23

In 2017, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Western Theological Seminary, which is 1.3 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (23).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 20 degrees were awarded to men at Western Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.33 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 15 degrees were awarded to women at Western Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.75 times less than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Theological Seminary is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    43 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Theological Seminary is white (43 degrees awarded). There were 14.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (3 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    23 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Theological Seminary is white male (23 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (20 degrees).

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Operations

Western Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $46.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.75M (10.2%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Western Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of $10.8M. Western Theological Seminary employs 6 Professors, 4 Associate professors, and 3 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western Theological Seminary are Male Professors (4), Male Associate professors(4), and Female Professors (2).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 9 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 8 employees, and Management with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$46.6M

2017 Endowment

13.4%

growth from 2016

Western Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $46.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Theological Seminary grew 13.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.5M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Theological Seminary received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$4.32M

2017 Salaries

2.27%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Western Theological Seminary paid a median of $4.32M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($10.8M) and a 2.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.02% growth from 2015 and a 8.28% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.08M

Instructional Salaries

13

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Theological Seminary paid a total of $1.08M to 13 employees working as instructors, which represents 25% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $421k (25.6%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

6 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

9 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary were Professor with 6 employees; Associate professor with 4 employees; and Associate professor with 3 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 9 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees; and Management with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary was Male Professor with 4 employees, Male Associate professor with 4 employees, and Female Professor with 2 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Theological Seminary.

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