Western Theological Seminary

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2019 Default Rate
3.85%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
433
18.2% Full-Time

About

Western Theological Seminary is a higher education institution located in Ottawa County, MI. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Western Theological Seminary were Theological Studies (41 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 97 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Theological Seminary. 34% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 66% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (37 degrees), 1.42 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

Costs

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.
3.85%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Western Theological Seminary was 3.85%, which represents 3 out of the 78 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Western Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 433 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Western Theological Seminary is 79 students and the part-time enrollment is 354. This means that 18.2% of students enrolled at Western Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.3% White, 31.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.54% Black or African American, 2.31% Asian, and 0.693% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43%), followed by White Male (36.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Theological Seminary in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 433 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Theological Seminary is 79 and the part-time enrollment is 354. This means that 18.2% of students enrolled at Western Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    209 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    135 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    11 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Western Theological Seminary is 48.3% White, 31.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.54% Black or African American, 2.31% Asian, and 0.693% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% 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, 32 students (7.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 31 fewer women than men received degrees from Western Theological Seminary. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Western Theological Seminary is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Western Theological Seminary is Theological Studies (41 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  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 (97 degrees awarded).

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 (75,499 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (9,354 people), Other managers (6,962 people), Postsecondary teachers (4,622 people), and Education administrators (4,507 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary in 2022 are Theology (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Theology (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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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 (82,746 people), Elementary & secondary schools (23,116 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (11,032 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (8,773 people), and Construction (8,294 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Theological Seminary are Theology (97 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Western Theological Seminary was Theological Studies with 41 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

64
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
33
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at Western Theological Seminary, which is 1.94 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (33).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 35 degrees were awarded to men at Western Theological Seminary in Theological Studies, which is 5.83 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 14 degrees were awarded to men at Western Theological Seminary in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 0.875 times less than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    37 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Theological Seminary is white (37 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (26 degrees).

11.3% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    20 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    17 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    15 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Western Theological Seminary is white male (20 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (17 degrees).

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Operations

Western Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $29.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.4%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Western Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of 10.4M. Western Theological Seminary employs 9 Professors, 9 Associate professors and 2 Assistant professors. Most academics at Western Theological Seminary are Male Professor (6), Male Associate professor (6), and Female Professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 12 employees, Management, with 7 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

Endowment

$29.8M
2022 Endowment
35.8%
decline from 2021

Western Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $29.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Theological Seminary declined 35.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.2M 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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Salary Expenditure

$4.27M
2022 Salaries
10.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Western Theological Seminary paid a median of $4.27M in salaries, which represents 41.1% of their overall expenditure ($10.4M) and a 10.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.74M
Instructional Salaries
20
Number of Employees

In 2022, Western Theological Seminary paid a total of $1.74M to 20 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
9 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
12 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary were Professor with 9 employees, Associate professor with 9 employees, and Assistant professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees, Management with 7 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Theological Seminary was Male Professor with 6 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Female Professor with 3 employees.

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

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