Columbia Theological Seminary

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2019 Default Rate
5.66%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
158
76.6% Full-Time

About

Columbia Theological Seminary is a higher education institution located in DeKalb County, GA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Columbia Theological Seminary were Divinity & Ministry (43 degrees awarded) and Theological Studies (10 degrees).

In 2022, 72 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Columbia Theological Seminary. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (40 degrees), 2.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 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.
5.66%
2019 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Columbia Theological Seminary was 5.66%, which represents 3 out of the 53 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

Columbia Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 158 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Theological Seminary is 121 students and the part-time enrollment is 37. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at Columbia Theological Seminary are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia Theological Seminary, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.3% Black or African American, 26.6% White, and 6.33% Asian.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (33.9%), followed by White Female (20.7%) and Black or African American Male (14.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Columbia Theological Seminary in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 158 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia Theological Seminary is 121 and the part-time enrollment is 37. This means that 76.6% of students enrolled at Columbia 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. Black or African American
    81 enrolled students
  2. White
    42 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    10 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Columbia Theological Seminary is 51.3% Black or African American, 26.6% White, and 6.33% Asian. 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, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 8 more women than men received degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Columbia Theological Seminary is white (40 degrees awarded). There were 2.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Columbia Theological Seminary is Divinity & Ministry (43 degrees awarded), followed by Theological Studies (10 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Columbia Theological Seminary, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (72 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 Columbia 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 Columbia Theological Seminary in 2022 are Theology (72 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 Columbia 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 Columbia Theological Seminary are Theology (72 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 Columbia 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 Columbia Theological Seminary are Theology (72 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 43 degrees awarded
  2. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Columbia Theological Seminary was Divinity & Ministry with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

32
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
40
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 32 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Theological Seminary, which is 0.8 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (40).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 23 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 0.742 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Columbia Theological Seminary in Divinity & Ministry, which is 1.35 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    40 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Columbia Theological Seminary is white (40 degrees awarded). There were 2.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (14 degrees).

1.39% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    26 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    14 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Columbia Theological Seminary is white female (26 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (14 degrees).

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Operations

Columbia Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at nearly $262M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.81%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Columbia Theological Seminary had a total salary expenditure of 14.5M. Columbia Theological Seminary employs 10 Professors, 9 Associate professors and 2 Assistant professors. Most academics at Columbia Theological Seminary are Female Professor (7), Male Associate professor (6), and Male Professor (3).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Theological Seminary are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, Management, with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

Endowment

$262M
2022 Endowment
7.37%
decline from 2021

Columbia Theological Seminary has an endowment valued at about $262M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Columbia Theological Seminary declined 7.37% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $251M 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

$6.24M
2022 Salaries
16.2%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Columbia Theological Seminary paid a median of $6.24M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($14.5M) and a 16.2% 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

$2.28M
Instructional Salaries
22
Number of Employees

In 2022, Columbia Theological Seminary paid a total of $2.28M to 22 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.5% 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
10 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
17 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Columbia Theological Seminary were Professor with 10 employees, Associate professor with 9 employees, and Assistant professor with 2 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia Theological Seminary were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees, Management with 11 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 8 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Columbia Theological Seminary was Female Professor with 7 employees, Male Associate professor with 6 employees, and Male Professor with 3 employees.

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

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