What Entering Students are Saying in 2021

5,539 New masters student respondents
133 Theological schools represented


What Influenced a Student’s Decision to Go?

89% Desire to serve others

88% Opportunity for study and growth

85% Experienced a call from God

82% Desire to make a difference in the world

81% Intellectual interest in religious/theological questions


How Were They Compelled to Find Out More About Their Schools?

Why Theological Education


At What Ages did They Consider Going?

Why Theological Education

Based on 2020 ATS Entering Student Questionnaire. More information and complete data can be found at www.ats.edu.

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