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Enrollment 2016–2017

Institutions and Faith Affiliations Represented

A wide range of faith traditions characterizes the YDS student body, and the ecumenical nature of YDS—coupled with diverse racial, cultural, and social associations on campus—nurtures students in their own faiths while enhancing their understanding of the many other traditions represented on campus. Students also hail from a variety of prior educational affiliations representing colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. In 2016–17, students identified with thirty-four different faith traditions including many of the largest mainline U.S. denominations such as the Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church; the Roman Catholic Church; evangelical denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention; and historic black churches including the African American Episcopal Church. Alumni/ae of 369 colleges and universities were represented, ranging from Ivy League institutions such as Yale and Harvard; to small liberal arts institutions including Amherst College and Claflin University; to large state universities such as the University of Michigan; to Christian colleges like Wheaton College (Illinois).

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General Summary

  • M.A.R. students
  • 177
  • M.Div. students
  • 173
  • S.T.M. students
  • 14
  • Total number of degree students
  • 364
  • Research affiliates
  • 5
  • Nondegree students
  • 1
  • Total number of institutions represented
  • 369
  • Total number of faith affiliations represented
  • 34
  • International exchange students
  • 6

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