In order to achieve recognition as a provider of trustworthy and accessible ministry training,
Western Seminary is committed to the highest standards of educational integrity and Christian stewardship.
As such, Western engages in regular, systematic, and evidence-based evaluation of its effectiveness
in producing graduates. Western measures educational effectiveness through assessment of student
learning outcomes and the successful placement of graduates within strategic ministry roles.
Evidence points to the majority of Western graduates meeting or surpassing the student
learning outcomes expressed in our educational goals. For example:
- For the past five years, 100% of our graduates have successfully passed ordination examinations.
- Over 95% have passed the culminating theological and integration projects in their programs.
- Over a five year average, more than 90% of our counseling graduates have passed state licensing
exams on their first attempt.
- More than 80% of our students maintain steady annual progress to complete their degrees on schedule.
Over the past ten years, 89% of our graduates have found successful placement in strategic
ministry roles, and 92% of our graduates report they continue in their ministry roles.
Western Seminary graduates are serving worldwide today as pastors, church planters, counselors,
teachers, missionaries, missional ministry leaders, chaplains, ministry coaches, marketplace ministry
strengthening the Gospel influence of the Church worldwide.