Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

The Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, or GCTS, was established in 1969 when The Conwell School of Theology and the Gordon Divinity School merged. The main campus of this conservative Christian seminary, located in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, covers more than 115 acres. The institute also operates campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Florida, Boston, and Jacksonville.

The Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary awards more than 15 master's and doctoral level degrees in theology, divinity, and ministry. The Hamilton campus offers three-year full-time residential programs and distance education courses. A program called CUME is offered through part-time night and weekend classes.

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary has an active athletics department and the campus provides facilities such as a gymnasium, racquetball courts, and weight rooms. GCTS also supports a number of student-run clubs and organizations.

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Contacting Gordon - Conwell

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
130 Essex St
South Hamilton , MA 01982
General Phone: (978) 468-7111

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Gordon - Conwell Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy387missionary studies, religious education, theology, ministry, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling

Number of programs and degrees for Gordon - Conwell in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree3256
Doctor's degree - other621

Gordon - Conwell Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gordon - Conwell had a total enrollment of 2,134 students (1,492 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 12%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 10%
25-29 20%
30-34 12%
35-39 12%
40-49 20%
50-64 17%
65+ 1%

Gordon - Conwell Room and Board (2007)

Gordon - Conwell offers campus housing for 369 of its 1,492 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 12 meals per week.

Gordon - Conwell Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 2,840
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,160

Financial Aid:
Gordon - Conwell participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 974700)

Gordon - Conwell Faculty

Gordon - Conwell has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track61
Non-tenured and not on tenure track42

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$86,8502*
Associate professorcalendar year9$73,4472*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$54,3052*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year30$78,3467$60,473

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

Gordon - Conwell Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious Education
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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