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 Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools and as a graduate division of Ashland University, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (more information). 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

 

MDIV EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT

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8 Graduates (50%) were offered ministerial positions upon graduation

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3 Graduates (18.8%) will stay in current ministerial positions

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5 Graduates (31.3%) were not offered ministerial positions

 

*16 students completed the GSQ question for MDiv Employment Placement

DISSERTATION APPROVED AT DEFENSE

OUTCOME

PROGRAM
% STUDENTS

Doctor of Ministry (2017-2018)

96

NON-MDIV EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT

24 Graduates (39.3%) were offered ministerial positions upon graduation

18 Graduates (29.5%) will stay in current ministerial positions

15 Graduates (24.6%) were not offered ministerial positions

3 Graduates (4.9%) will continue on to pursue further study

1 Graduate (1.6%) pursued the degree for personal growth and does not seek ministerial employment

61 graduates completed the GSQ question for Non-MDiv Employment Placement

 

*Data from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

 

EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

SATISFACTION

FACILITATING SKILLS
%

Ability to think theologically

84

Ability to work effectively with both women and men

84

Ability to interact effectively with those of religious traditions other than my own

84

Ability to relate social issues to faith

84

Awareness and appreciation of the globalized context in which ministry is practiced

84

* There were 9/20 areas that were 4.0 (80%) or more on a scale of 1-5, with 65 students from all degrees answering this part of the survey. The seminary’s benchmark is 4.0 (80%). The most prominent areas are listed above. Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2018-2019.

MEASURE OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND PERSONAL GROWTH

SATISFACTION

%

Enthusiasm for learning

88

Empathy for the poor and oppressed

86

Insight into troubles of others

86

Trust in God

86

Self-discipline and focus

86

Self-knowledge

86

Strength of Spiritual Life

86

* Ashland Theological Seminary excelled in this area of the Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) 2018-2019. There were 14/15 areas that were 4.0 (80%) or more on a scale of 1-5, with 64 students from all degrees answering this part of the survey. The seminary’s benchmark is 4.0 (80%). The most prominent areas are listed above.

LEVEL OF SATISFACTION WITH SCHOOL’S SERVICES AND ACADEMIC RESOURCES

SATISFACTION

ALL DEGREES
%

Class Size

90

Quality of Teaching

88

Accessibility of Faculty

84

Spiritual Formation

84

* There were 7/25 areas that were 4.0 (80%) or more on a scale of 1-5, with 64 students from all degrees answering this part of the survey. The seminary’s benchmark is 4.0 (80%). The most prominent areas are listed above. Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2018-2019.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE DURING THEOLOGICAL PROGRAM

SATISFACTION

ALL DEGREES
%

My personal faith has been respected

94

My faith is stronger than when I came

92

I have grown spiritually

92

* There were 14/17 areas that were 4.0 (80%) or more on a scale of 1-5, with 64 students from all degrees answering this part of the survey. The seminary’s benchmark is 4.0 (80%). Ashland Theological Seminary excelled in this area. The most prominent areas are listed above. Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2018-2019.

 

OTHER GRADUATE STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE HIGHLIGHTS

SATISFACTION

%

I have been satisfied with my academic experience

84

If I had to do it over, I would still come to Ashland Theological Seminary

84

I know at least one faculty member well

84

The school has tried to be a diverse and inclusive community

82

I have been able to integrate theology and practice of ministry

82

Overall, seminary students are satisfied with their education.

* Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

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

CACREP STANDARDS ASSESSED FOR COUNSELING STUDENTS 2017-2018

STUDENTS

MACMHC DEGREES
% MET OR EXCEEDED

CPCE (2 Year Comprehensive Exam) (May 2018-2019)

100

Ethics Exam (CLC 7770)

98

Ethics Group Project (CLC 7770)

96

Diagnostic Vignettes (CLC 7729)

80

Individual Treatment Plan (CLC 7795)

100

Treatment Planning Team Project (CLC 7795)

100

Group Dynamics Exam 1 & 2 (CLC 5530)

96

Research Proposal Project (CLC 6691)

97

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CMHC) 2018-2019

PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME IDENTIFIER
ILO IDENTIFIER (I,E,C,G)
RESULTS
OVERALL APPRAISAL
“EXCEEDED”, “MET”, “DID NOT MEET”

KO1

I

88%

Exceeded

KO2

I

90%

Exceeded

KO3

G

98%

Exceeded

KO4

C

99%

Exceeded

KO5

G

88%

Exceeded

KO6

G

96%

Exceeded

KO7

G

95%

Exceeded

KO8

I

97%

Exceeded

KO9

E

100%

Exceeded

PSO1

E

98%

Exceeded

PSO2

C

100%

Exceeded

PSO3

E

96%

Exceeded

PSO4

G

100%

Exceeded

PSO5

C

80%

Did not meet

PSO6

I

91%

Exceeded

PAO1

E

98%

Exceeded

PAO2

E

100%

Exceeded

PAO3

C

100%

Exceeded

PAO4

G

100%

Exceeded

MASTER OF ARTS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CMHC) 2018-2019

COUNSELOR PREPARATION COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (CPCE)
100% (* Exceeds national average)

NCE Exam – May 2018 - May 2019
89.6%

 

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