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Summer 2004 Rapport: Annual Report 2003-2004

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From the Office of Admissions, Records and Financial Aid...

Dorothea Lotter
Director of Admissions,
Records and Financial Aid

Record Breaking Enrollment

AGTS enrolled 507 students in fall 2003, resulting in the highest fall semester enrollment on record, and an increase of 2.2% above last year. The final enrollment included 308 resident students, 72 doctoral students, 115 in continuing education/branch campuses and 12 in distance learning. The final spring 2004 enrollment was 545, which set a new semester record. The projected growth is attributed to enrollment increases in continuing education, doctoral studies and degree completion (see Tables 1, 2).


Fall Semester Profile

Degrees Pursued:

  • 14%—Doctor of Ministry
  • 28%—Master of Divinity
  • 27%—M.A. in Christian Ministries and Intercultural Ministries
  • 14%—M.A. in Counseling
  • 9%—M.A. in Theological Studies
  • 8%—Non-Degree Students

Median Age:

  • Fall Students—35
  • Resident Students—30
  • Continuing Education—45
  • Doctor of Ministry—49

Denominational Affiliation: 82% were Assemblies of God.

Ethnicity: Ethnic groups comprised 15% of the student body.

College Background: 66% attended Bible-affiliated colleges or universities.

Degrees Awarded

A total of 128 degrees were awarded in 2003-04, including 16 doctor of ministry, 26 master of divinity, and 86 master of arts. A total of 47% of the M.A. degrees are being completed by continuing education students.

Degree Completion Program on Track

The first MATS degree completion cohort of 15 students enrolled in January. These students from diverse backgrounds live within a four-hour driving radius and meet every Thursday night to pursue a master’s degree. The response to the program has been enthusiastic. Students have commented as to the personal value of the classes.

  • “The professor was passionate, personal and professional.”
  • “It is so relevant to my present life.”
  • “I have been able to preach on a deeper level than before.”
  • “(I have gained) a new appreciation for God’s laws and application for the Christian life.”
  • “(The) professor had excellent knowledge of course material and is passionate about (the) subject. Awesome!”

In spring 2005, three cohorts will be simultaneously pursing master’s degrees. The first cohort is scheduled to graduate in April 2005. In 2004-05, we are working toward securing further funding for the program through grants. Degree completion courses can also be taken and applied to the M.Div. or M.Div. equivalency where applicable in preparation for enrolment in the D.Min. program.

Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2004 4:39 PM


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