Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Overview of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

The main campus of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is in Wyncote, PA (a large suburb). The school is a Jewish institution. Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College students most commonly major in a field related to religion and philosophy.

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College had 69 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e.g.) are welcome and common at the school.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Mission Statement of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College is committed to the Jewish people, to Israel, to the Reconstructionist conception of Judaism as an evolving religious civilization, and to the advancement of universal freedom, justice and peace. The CollegeƆs primary mission is to train rabbis, as well as other Jewish leaders, to teach Torah in its broadest terms and provide Jewish leadership in congregations and in other roles throughout the Jewish community. The College strengthens the Jewish community and broader society through developing and disseminating new ideas, resources and training opportunities. The College supports the growth of the Reconstructionist movement and the furtherance of its ideas and ideals throughout the Jewish world. In accordance with the philosophy of Reconstructionism, the College strives to function as an organic Jewish community. The Board of Governors, the administration, the faculty and the students are encouraged to foster the interdependence and harmonious relationships appropriate to godliness and human fulfillment, and to work in close partnership with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association."

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Contacting Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
1299 Church Rd
Wyncote , PA 19095-1898
General Phone: (215) 576-0800

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Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy16Jewish studies, religious music

Number of programs and degrees for Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree151
Postbaccalaureate certificate11

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College had a total enrollment of 69 students (48 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 7%
25-29 35%
30-34 19%
35-39 12%
40-49 10%
50-64 16%

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2273400)

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Faculty

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College 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 track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$91,4795$65,757

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

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

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