Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Overview of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Austin Presbyterian can be found in Austin, TX (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. Austin Presbyterian is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Areas of Study

The most common majors at Austin Presbyterian are in religion and philosophy.

Austin Presbyterian Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.


Classes at Austin Presbyterian are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Austin Presbyterian are well-paid.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 175 students were enrolled in the school. Older adults are in evidence at Austin Presbyterian, often seeking career changing education.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Austin Presbyterian.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"For the glory of God and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a seminary in the Presbyterian-Reformed tradition whose mission is to educate and equip individuals for the ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service and leadership; to employ its resources in the service of the church; to promote and engage in critical theological thought and research; and to be a winsome and exemplary community of God's people."

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Contacting Austin Presbyterian

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 E 27th St
Austin , TX 78705-5797
General Phone: (512) 472-6736

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Austin Presbyterian Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy58theology, ministry, theology and religious vocations

Number of programs and degrees for Austin Presbyterian in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree81
First-professional degree441
Doctor's degree61

Austin Presbyterian Student Body

In 2007-2008, Austin Presbyterian had a total enrollment of 175 students (182 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 83%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 11%
25-29 22%
30-34 13%
35-39 9%
40-49 19%
50-64 26%
65+ 1%

Austin Presbyterian Room and Board (2007)

Austin Presbyterian offers campus housing for 107 of its 182 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Austin, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Austin Presbyterian Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 3,159

Financial Aid:
Austin Presbyterian participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 354400)

Austin Presbyterian Faculty

Austin Presbyterian has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track53
Non-tenured and not on tenure track10

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$86,0382*
Associate professoracademic year6$70,6571*
Assistant professoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year12$76,3935$76,007

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Austin Presbyterian Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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What Sets Austin Presbyterian Apart:

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