McCormick is in Chicago, IL. Chicago is a large city. The school is classified as a Presbyterian Church (USA) college. McCormick is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.
Fields of study in vogue at McCormick include religion and philosophy.
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.
Approximately 251 students study at McCormick (in 2007-2008). The school is particularly welcoming to minority students. Many of the students at McCormick are in their forties, or even older.
The school makes housing available to a large share of its students.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"We are a community of learning and teaching, challenged by the Holy Spirit and grounded in God's transforming love for the world in Jesus Christ. We are called to nurture the gifts of women and men for faithful Christian ministry and leadership through rigorous academic study, practical experience and spiritual formation. A seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1829 and a progressive leader within the Reformed tradition, we are committed to institutional life, scholarship and ministry that are ecumenical, urban and cross-cultural. Our goals are that McCormick Theological Seminary will Be a recognized leader in theological education for a distinctive model of collaborative teaching and learning that is Reformed, ecumenical and cross-cultural. Create a culture of relationships in which mutual accountability, responsibility and respect characterize all seminary communications and operations. Develop technological resources that support the seminary's teaching and learning goals and are fully integrated into all aspects of the seminary's work. Provide financial resources sufficient to support our mission, goals and programs. Develop and maintain institutional partnerships, locally and globally, that draw upon the strengths and capabilities of all the partners. Be a community in which the presence of God is welcomed and named in worship and all aspects of our work and life together. Provide leadership for the PC(USA) as we articulate our understanding of the Reformed tradition that is progressive theologically: inclusive, diverse, cross-cultural and ecumenical in both thought and practice."
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