Educational Effectiveness Statement
Claremont School of Theology measures and supports the success of its students and ensures the ongoing educational effectiveness of its academic programs. Claremont promotes its educational effectiveness by establishing clear learning outcomes for each degree program, ensuring that course offerings support these learning outcomes, collecting evidence that students are exhibiting these intended outcomes, assessing each degree program on a regular basis, and continually improving our support for student learning.
Placement data for the last five years provides a useful measure of Claremont’s educational effectiveness. 70% of M.Div. graduates serve in formal ministry positions, with an additional 9% in the ordination process. The majority of remaining graduates are working in non-profits, educational organizations, or other professional settings.
34% of M.A. graduates go on to doctoral studies, 21%, are in some form of ministry or religious/community leadership, including chaplaincy, and 26% work in education, non-profit organizations, and other professional careers.
89% of our Ph.D. graduates serve in faculty teaching roles, ordained ministry, or in related professions.