Dedicated to Your Success

Overview

Succeeding in any college requires determination, hard work, and a commitment to your goal of earning your degree. At Austin Graduate School of Theology, we understand the challenges students face and are dedicated to providing the resources necessary to help each of our students achieve their full potential.

Austin Graduate School of Theology uses a broad range of criteria to evaluate student achievement and success within the context of our mission to equip Christians for service in the Kingdom of God. Some of the primary criteria used in evaluation include ongoing faculty evaluation of programs, exit exams, graduation and retention rates, and course completion rates. Austin Graduate School of Theology considers these measures reasonable and appropriate, considering that its programs attract a high number of non-traditional students.

Austin Grad student graduation, retention, and course completion rates are updated and published annually. Rates are calculated utilizing a three-year rolling average. This method provides more consistent data for assessment purposes, given the intimate size of our student body, and assists in determining whether variances are statistically significant.

The expressed goals, of the Board of Trustees and administrators of Austin Grad, concerning student success as determined by graduation and course completion are as follows:

  • Graduation of no less than 50% of our students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts  (B.A.) or the Master of Arts (M.A.) Program.
  • Successful course completion of no less than 80% of our students enrolling in courses in either program with success defined as credit earned toward their degree with a passing grade.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The following are Graduation and Retention Rates from 2004 – 2019.

B.A. Program
3 Year Period Ending: Graduation Rate
2004-05 74%
2005-06 56%
2006-07 55%
2007-08 52%
2008-09 59%
2009-10 50%
2010-11 52%
2011-12 52%
2012-13 55%
2013-14 52%
2014-15 53%
2015-16 71%
2016-17 68%
2017-18 68%
2018-19 77%
M.A. Program
3 Year Period Ending: Graduation Rate
2004-05 62%
2005-06 60%
2006-07 50%
2007-08 52%
2008-09 50%
2009-10 50%
2010-11 50%
2011-12 59%
2012-13 62%
2013-14 71%
2014-15 63%
2015-16 71%
2016-17 67%
2017-18 83%
2018-19 88%

Course Completion Rates

The following are Course Completion Rates from 2003 – 2019. A course is considered ‘completed’ if the student receives a grade of A, B, C, or D. Courses taken with grades of F or W are not considered completed.

B.A. Program
3 Year Period Ending: Completion Rate
2003-04 92%
2004-05 94%
2005-06 97%
2006-07 91%
2007-08 85%
2008-09 84%
2009-10 86%
2010-11 91%
2011-12 93%
2012-13 91%
2013-14 91%
2014-15 86%
2015-16 87%
2016-17 86%
2017-18 89%
2018-19 92%
M.A. Program
3 Year Period Ending: Completion Rate
2003-04 95%
2004-05 97%
2005-06 98%
2006-07 89%
2007-08 85%
2008-09 81%
2009-10 87%
2010-11 92%
2011-12 96%
2012-13 93%
2013-14 91%
2014-15 91%
2015-16 93%
2016-17 95%
2017-18 95%
2018-19 96%

Department of Education Program Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: 39.0201
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies: 39.0601

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