Accreditation

ACCREDITATION

The Seminary is an integral part of Ashland University, which holds accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Ashland University also holds membership in the American Association of Colleges and Teacher Education, the Ohio College Association, and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (more information).

Ashland Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools Accreditation and as a graduate division of Ashland University, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Faculty members in the Counseling Programs hold membership in the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

CACREP AccreditedCACREP Accreditation

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT) to meet academic requirements for the Professional Counselor (PC) and Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC) licenses. Faculty members in the Counseling Programs hold membership in the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. https://www.cacrep.org/

INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

 

EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

SATISFACTION

FACILITATING SKILLS
%

Ability to think theologically

88

Ability to work effectively with both women and men

88

Ability to use and interpret Scripture

84

Ability to interact effectively with those from cultural and racial/ethnic contexts other than my own

84

For the last 10 years, Ashland Theological Seminary has ranked above the standard in “Ability to think theologically” and “Ability to use and interpret Scripture.”

Education Effectiveness in Facilitating Skills Area

 

MEASURE OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND PERSONAL GROWTH

SATISFACTION

%

Insight into troubles of others

88

Trust in God

86

Self-discipline and focus

86

Self-knowledge

86

LEVEL OF SATISFACTION WITH SCHOOL’S SERVICES AND ACADEMIC RESOURCES

SATISFACTION

ALL DEGREES
%

Quality of Teaching

90

Class Size

88

Accessibility of Faculty

84

Spiritual Formation

84

Extension Site

84

Access to Library Collection

84

 

OVERALL EXPERIENCE DURING THEOLOGICAL PROGRAM

SATISFACTION

ALL DEGREES
%

My faith is stronger than when I came

92

My personal faith has been respected

90

I have grown spiritually

90

Faculty were supportive and understanding

90

Overall Experience During Theological Program 2016-2017

 

Counseling students Exceeded Expectations in all areas of Assessment Artifacts. This list shares the highlights of that assessment.

CACREP STANDARDS ASSESSED FOR COUNSELING STUDENTS 2015-2016

STUDENTS

MACMHC & MAC DEGREES
% MET OR EXCEEDED

CPCE (2 Year Comprehensive Exam) (July 2015)

93.1

CPCE (2 Year Comprehensive Exam) (January 2016)

97.5

Ethics Exam (CLC 7770)

85

Ethics Group Project (CLC 7770)

90

Multicultural Exam 1, 2 & 3 (CLC 5520)

92, 94, 97

Research Review Paper (CLC 5520)

99

Diagnostic Vignettes (CLC 7729)

97

Individual Treatment Plan (CLC 7795)

92

Treatment Planning Team Project (CLC 7795)

96

Research Paper (CLC 5511)

96

Group Dynamics Exam 1 & 2 (CLC 5530)

95, 97

Research Proposal Project (CLC 6691)

95

DISSERTATION APPROVED AT DEFENSE

OUTCOME

PROGRAM
% STUDENTS

Doctor of Ministry

93.75

 

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