The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). More information about accreditation here.
Consumer and Safety Information
LSTC is required by federal law to post the following policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes. LSTC provides consumer and safety information in the following:
- LSTC Catalog [PDF]
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For students who enrolled and graduated from the same degree program (transfers between degree programs not counted). Time intervals defined by the Association of Theological Schools.
Master of Divinity
Graduation rate within six years of enrollment: 85% (2016) and 71% (2015)
Master of Arts in Ministry
Graduation rate within four years of enrollment: 29% (2016) and 8% (2015)*
*Includes affiliate or Lutheran Year students, some who choose not to receive a degree
Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
Graduation rate within four years of enrollment: 54% (2016) and 86% (2015)
Doctor of Ministry
Graduation rate within six years of enrollment: 88% (2016) and 89% (2015)
Master of Theology
Graduation rate within two years of enrollment: 0% (2016) and 0% (2015)*
*Does not include students who completed ThM requirements in the process of obtaining a PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Graduation rate within eight years of enrollment: 42% (2016) and 45% (2015)
Vocational Placement Rates
For graduates serving in positions for which the degree program prepared them. Includes graduates placed prior to graduation or within 12-18 months of graduation.
Master of Divinity: 89% (2015) and 91% (2014)
Master of Arts in Ministry: 100% (2015); 0% (2014)
Master of Arts (Theological Studies): 75% (2015) and 50% (2014)
25% (2014) pursued higher study
Doctor of Ministry: placed prior to enrollment
Master of Theology: 30% (2015) and 34% (2014)
60% (2015) and 50% (2014) pursued higher study
Doctor of Philosophy: 100% (2015) and 78% (2014)