McCormick Theological Seminary

Overview of McCormick Theological Seminary

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.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at McCormick include religion and philosophy.

McCormick 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 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.

Student Life

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."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting McCormick

McCormick Theological Seminary
5460 S. University
Chicago , IL 60615
General Phone: (773) 947-6300

McCormick Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy90theology, ministry, pastoral counseling

Number of programs and degrees for McCormick in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Master's degree151
First-professional degree411
Doctor's degree341

McCormick Student Body

In 2007-2008, McCormick had a total enrollment of 251 students (56 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 49%
First Professional 51%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 30%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 0%
22-24 9%
25-29 15%
30-34 12%
35-39 11%
40-49 26%
50-64 24%
65+ 3%

McCormick Room and Board (2007)

McCormick offers campus housing for 75 of its 56 (full-time) students.

(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.

McCormick Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 3,733

Financial Aid:
McCormick participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 172100)

McCormick Faculty

McCormick has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track12
Non-tenured and not on tenure track21

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$85,6254$85,700
Associate professorcalendar year4$73,9342*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$65,156
No academic rankcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year11$77,4179$76,243

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

McCormick Degree Programs (2007)

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

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McCormick Highlights

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What Sets McCormick Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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Top 19%McCormick Minority % of student body

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