Columbia Theological Seminary

Overview of Columbia Theological Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary is in Decatur, GA. Decatur is a large suburb. The school is classified as a Presbyterian Church (USA) college. Columbia Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at Columbia Theological Seminary include religion and philosophy.

Columbia Theological Seminary Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Body

Approximately 298 students study at Columbia Theological Seminary (in 2007-2008). Many of the students at the school are in their forties, or even older.

Student Life

Columbia Theological Seminary makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Columbia Theological Seminary is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Columbia Theological Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary
701 S. Columbia Dr
Decatur , GA 30030-4118
General Phone: (404) 378-8821

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Columbia Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy102theology, ministry, pastoral counseling

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree632
Doctor's degree - professional practice371
Doctor's degree - other21

Columbia Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Columbia Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 298 students (131 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 9%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 6%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 1%
22-24 16%
25-29 18%
30-34 12%
35-39 11%
40-49 22%
50-64 16%
65+ 1%

Columbia Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Columbia Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 132 of its 131 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 2,948
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,116

Financial Aid:
Columbia Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 156000)

Columbia Theological Seminary Faculty

Columbia Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$94,9034$88,080
Associate professoracademic year6$78,0584$68,929
Assistant professoracademic year1*2*
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year13$82,77210$75,526

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

Columbia Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

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

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