Lancaster Theological Seminary

Overview of Lancaster Theological Seminary

Lancaster Theological Seminary can be found in Lancaster, PA (a small city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a United Church of Christ school. Lancaster Theological Seminary 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 Lancaster Theological Seminary are in religion and philosophy.

Lancaster Theological Seminary Selectivity

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


Classes at Lancaster Theological Seminary are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 150 students were enrolled in Lancaster Theological Seminary. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Lancaster Theological Seminary

Lancaster Theological Seminary
555 W James St
Lancaster , PA 17603-2897
General Phone: (717) 393-0654

Lancaster Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy35theology, theological and ministerial studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - professional practice61
Master's degree291

Lancaster Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lancaster Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 150 students (125 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 3%
25-29 9%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 33%
50-64 35%
65+ 1%

Lancaster Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Lancaster Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 83 of its 125 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 8,664

Financial Aid:
Lancaster Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 328600)

Lancaster Theological Seminary Faculty

Lancaster Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11
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
Professorcalendar year4$68,5271*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$65,8484$61,535

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

Lancaster Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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Lancaster Theological Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Lancaster Theological Seminary Apart:

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