Wesley Theological Seminary

Overview of Wesley Theological Seminary

Students attend Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, a large city. The school is proud of its United Methodist status. Wesley Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Wesley Theological Seminary is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Wesley Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Wesley Theological Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

There are 487 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Wesley Theological Seminary are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Wesley Theological Seminary offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Wesley Theological Seminary is to prepare persons for Christian ministry, to foster theological scholarship, and to provide leadership on issues facing the church and the world. Our aim is to nourish a critical understanding of Christian faith, cultivate disciplined spiritual lives, and promote a just and compassionate engagement in the mission of the church to the world."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Wesley Theological Seminary

Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington , DC 20016-5690
General Phone: (202) 885-8600

Wesley Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy101religious education, theology, ministry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree272
First-professional degree741

Wesley Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wesley Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 487 students (70 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 26%
First Professional 74%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 34%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 8%
25-29 14%
30-34 12%
35-39 13%
40-49 22%
50-64 28%
65+ 2%

Wesley Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Wesley Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 191 of its 70 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 8 meals per week.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 1,870
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,720

Financial Aid:
Wesley Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 146400)

Wesley Theological Seminary Faculty

Wesley Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$87,2426$86,153
Associate professoracademic year4$73,8942*
Instructoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year4$87,6822*
All faculty totalacademic year15$83,80011$79,495

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

Wesley Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

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Wesley Theological Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Wesley Theological Seminary Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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