Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Educational Effectiveness Snapshot – Academic Year 2019-2020 

Winebrenner Theological Seminary equips leaders for service in God’s Kingdom. The faculty and staff of Winebrenner are committed to providing an educational experience that meets this mission. The following reflects a snapshot of this demonstrated educational effectiveness using data based on the individuals graduating with Master’s or Doctoral degrees in August 2020.

Graduation Rates reflect the percentage of graduates in the academic year who complete their program in 100% or 150% of their program length or less. This is a standard approach to measuring this benchmark.

Capstone Success varies from program to program but is typically the percentage of graduates in the academic year who successfully defend a thesis or dissertation, give a final summative presentation, pass a licensure examination, or in some other manner demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes.

Employment Rates reflect the percentage of graduates in the academic year that are employed or have accepted offers of employment as of the date of graduation but does not include students who complete degrees for personal enrichment or who continue to another degree. This data is collected through a graduate survey conducted by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

All educational effectiveness data is calculated by the Director of Organizational Assessment and Accreditation who can be reached at kathryn.helleman@winebrenner.edu for comments or questions.


Winebrenner Program Effectiveness Data

Doctor of Ministry

Program Effectiveness Data
One graduate on August 1, 2020

Previous AY Data

Graduation Rate 100% (Within 150% Program Length)
Capstone Success 100%
Employment Rate 100%


Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Program Effectiveness Data
Six graduates on August 1, 2020

Graduation Rate 100% (Within 150% Program Length)
Capstone Success 100%
Employment Rate 100%


Master of Divinity

Program Effectiveness Data
Two graduates on August 1, 2020

Graduation Rate 100% (Within 150% Program Length)
Capstone Success 100%
Employment Rate 100%


Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Program Effectiveness Data
Four graduates on August 1, 2020

(The data provided for this program reflects requirements of CACREP accreditation standards)

Graduation Rate  

100% (Within 150% Program Length)


Capstone Success (Ohio Licensure) 100%
Employment Rate 100%

Historic Ohio Licensure Rate (All Graduates) = 94%

Current MACC Students and Graduates were asked to evaluate the effectiveness of the program in meeting the following ten key performance indicators (KPI). Percentages indicate students who ranked the effectiveness related to the specific KPI at Extremely Effective or Very Effective on a scale of Extremely Effective, Very Effective, Somewhat Effective, Not so Effective, or Not at All Effective.

Current Students All Responding Graduates                

(11 Individuals)

Understands and/or applies legal and ethical standards of the counseling profession. 94% 100%
Employs multicultural competencies (knowledge, awareness, and skills) relevant to clinical mental health counseling. 94% 83.50%
Understands, assesses, and/or treats various factors (biopsychosocial, neurological, physiological, familial) affecting human development, functioning, and behavior. 88% 91.75%
Applies strategies for assessing abilities, interests, values, personality, and other factors that contribute to career development. 88% 100%
Differentiates and applies various theories and techniques related to clinical mental health counseling, including one’s own personal counseling theory. 82% 92%
Designs and implements culturally and ethically relevant individual, group, and family counseling interventions. 82% 75.00%
Comprehends, administers, and interprets various assessments relevant to academic, educational, career, personal, spiritual, and social development. 82% 100.00%
Identifies and applies evidence-based practices in clinical mental health counseling. 88% 100%
Utilizes techniques and interventions for prevention and treatment of a broad range of clinical mental health issues. 88% 91.75%
Demonstrates professional dispositions appropriate to a clinical mental practitioner. 88% 91.75%


Overall Graduate Satisfaction—All Graduate Programs

(Taken from the Association of Theological Schools Graduate Survey Data 2019-2020 Academic Year)


Skill Area Rating on a 5.0 Scale
Ability to use and interpret Scripture 4.5
Ability to teach well 4.2
Knowledge of church doctrine and history 4.6
Ability to lead others 4.2
Ability to preach well 4.6
Ability to work effectively within my own religious tradition 4.6
Ability to integrate insights from science into theology and ministry 4.7
Ability to relate social issues to faith 4.6
Ability to give spiritual direction 4.5
Ability to think theologically 4.9





Measures of Personal Growth Rating on a 5.0 Scale


Enthusiasm for learning 4.6
Insight into troubles of others 4.5
Self-discipline and focus 4.1
Trust in God 4.4
Ability to live my faith in daily life 4.4
Empathy for the poor and oppressed 4.5
Self-confidence 4.4
Self-knowledge 4.6
Strength of spiritual life 4.2


2018-2019 New Student Retention Rates (Fall19 to Fall20)

Number of New Admits Retained Following Year Retention as Percentage
DMIN 0 0 n/a
MACC 4 3 75%
MDIV 4 4 100%
MAPT 0 0 n/a
88% Graduate Retention Rate


Institutional Graduate Student Demographics

2019-2020 Academic Year

Female Male Not Disclosed Total
36 36 0 72
50% 50% 0
Unknown/Not Disclosed Asian Black or African American Hispanics of any race Two or more races White American Indian or Alaska Native Total
2 0 12 2 1 55 0 72
3% 0% 17% 3% 1% 76% 0%