Accreditation and Quality Assurance

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Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

The University of Trinity College is a member institution of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, as is the University of Toronto, with which Trinity is federated.

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
600-350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 1B1, CANADA

 

ATS Accreditation

Trinity College Faculty of Divinity

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

 MDiv, MTS, DMin, ThM, ThD

The Commission contact information is:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
15275 USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Comprehensive distance education program: yes

Year of initial accreditation: 1938

Year of last comprehensive evaluation visit: 2012

Year of next comprehensive evaluation visit: 2022

 

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Statement of Institutional Effectiveness

The Board of Commissioners requires accredited schools to publish a statement regarding the school’s educational effectiveness. The Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College chooses the following facts to be published.

Master of Divinity

Average time to graduation  3.91 years.

Average GPA at admission (2011)  3.19

Ratio of admissions/applications (2009-11):  66.0%

Ratio of registrations/applications (2009-11): 54.0

Average GPA at graduation     3.59 (2000-2011)

Post-graduation occupation of graduates (2000-2011):  ordained ministry 83.6%; chaplaincy 5.2%

Completion rate for MDiv

Summary for those initially registered for the MDiv between 2001 and 2006 inclusive:

                      89.3% have graduated

            3.6% are still registered and expected to complete

            7.1% have abandoned program or transferred to another institution

Master of Theological Studies

Average time to completion 6.08 years

Average GPA at admission (2011) 3.18

Ratio of admissions/applications (2009-11): 96.55%

Ratio of registrations/ applications (2009-11): 82.76%

Average GPA at graduation     3.54 (2000-2011)

Post-graduation occupation of M.T.S. graduates (2000-2011):  ordained ministry 32%; Continuing studies 16%; academic teaching 16%; chaplaincy 4%; other 32%

Completion rate for MTS

Summary for those initially registered for the MTS between 2001 and 2006 inclusive:

                        54.50% have graduated

                        13.60% are still registered and expected to complete

            31.80% have abandoned program, died or transferred to another institution

Doctoral Programs (Trinity College cohort within Toronto School of Theology)

Average time to completion of degree 8.8 years

Post-graduation occupation of doctoral graduates (2000-2011):  academic teaching 71.4%; ordained ministry 57.1%; other 14.3%

Completion rate for ThD/PhD (TST-wide)

Of the 463 students included in the ten-year study, 57 of them (12%) did not complete. Gender did not make an appreciable difference. The majority of these (34 of 57, or 60%) withdrew at the course stage.

   Completion rate for DMin (TST-wide)

Of the 109 DMin students enrolled 2001-2010, 6.4% lapsed with a thesis proposal and are eligible to complete, 18.3% lapsed without thesis proposal and are not eligible to complete.

Master of Arts in Theology (Trinity College Cohort within Toronto School of Theology)

Average time to completion (M.A.)  4.89 years

Post-graduation occupation of graduates (M.A., 2000-2011):  ordained ministry 40%; continuing studies 40%; other 20%

Master of Theology (Trinity College Cohort within Toronto School of Theology)

Average time to completion (Th.M.) 7.80 years

Post-graduation occupation of graduates (Th.M. 2000-2011):  ordained ministry 89.9%; chaplaincy 11.1%

 

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University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process

Degree programs of the Toronto School of Theology (including the Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College) were reviewed by the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process January 2012.

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) – Above Standard

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) – At Standard

Master of Arts (M.A)** – At Standard

Master of Theology (Th.M.) – At Standard

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Below Standard, concerns addressed and admission reopened

Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) – Below Standard, concerns addressed and admission reopened

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)** – Below Standard, concerns addressed and a new program was approved through the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process

(** awarded by the University of St. Michael's College)