Chicago Theological Seminary

Overview of Chicago Theological Seminary

The campus of Chicago Theological Seminary is in Chicago, IL, which is a large city. Its United Church of Christ nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Chicago Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Chicago Theological Seminary is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Chicago Theological Seminary Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply.


Chicago Theological Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Chicago Theological Seminary is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 236 students enrolled (108 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Chicago Theological Seminary are 40 years old or older.

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Contacting Chicago Theological Seminary

Chicago Theological Seminary
5757 University Ave
Chicago , IL 60637
General Phone: (773) 752-5757

Chicago Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy47philosophy, religion, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling

Number of programs and degrees for Chicago Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree143
Master's degree112
First-professional degree221

Chicago Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chicago Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 236 students (108 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 67%
First Professional 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 22%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 6%
25-29 11%
30-34 13%
35-39 14%
40-49 27%
50-64 27%
65+ 1%

Chicago Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Chicago Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Chicago Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 166100)

Chicago Theological Seminary Faculty

Chicago Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
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$74,7432*
Associate professoracademic year4$70,5533$68,317
All faculty totalacademic year9$72,8815$70,887

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

Chicago Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

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Chicago Theological Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Chicago Theological Seminary Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Top 9%Chicago Theological Seminary Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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