Western Theological Seminary

Overview of Western Theological Seminary

Students attend Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI, a small city. The school is proud of its Reformed Church in America status. Western Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

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

Western Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Western Theological Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

There are 232 students at Western Theological Seminary (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at Western Theological Seminary are male.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Western Theological Seminary

Western Theological Seminary
101 E 13th St
Holland , MI 49423-3622
General Phone: (616) 392-8555

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Western Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy53ministry, theology and religious vocations

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Post-master's certificate441
Master's degree91

Western Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 232 students (135 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 15%
25-29 23%
30-34 13%
35-39 16%
40-49 18%
50-64 13%
65+ 1%

Western Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Western Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 233100)

Western Theological Seminary Faculty

Western 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
Professorcalendar year7$93,8951*
Associate professorcalendar year4$67,0891*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year13$79,9843$66,572

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

Western Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

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What Sets Western Theological Seminary Apart:

% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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% students 40 years or older
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Top 6%Western Theological Seminary % students 40 years or older
Male % of student body
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Top 9%Western Theological Seminary Male % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 13%Western Theological Seminary Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 14%Western Theological Seminary Salaries of full-time faculty

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