Accreditation

St. John’s Seminary in California is accredited by:

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges,
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Association of Theological Schools

The following degree programs are approved:

Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts
 
EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
 
Benchmark: 100% perseverance of graduates who were ordained to the priesthood active in priestly ministry five years post-graduation

2017: Ordination class of 2012: 14/14 ordained still in ministry =100%*
2016: Ordination class of 2011: 12/12 ordained still in ministry =100%
2015: Ordination class of 2010: 8/8 ordained still in ministry =100%
2014: Ordination class of 2009: 13/14 ordained still in ministry =93%
2013: Ordination class of 2008: 17/18 ordained still in ministry =94%

*Statistics from The Official Catholic Directory, 2016, Archdiocesan and Diocesan websites, 2017.

Master of Divinity

Retention and Graduation Rates:
The MDiv Degree is a five year degree program that includes a one year pastoral internship.

For those who began the program in 2012, Fourteen out of Twenty-two (63.6%) completed in 2017.
For those who began the program in 2011, Sixteen out of twenty-four ((66.7%) completed in 2016.
For those who began the program in 2010, Six out of Eleven or 54.5% completed in 2015.

Graduates who completed their MDiv degrees in AY 2015-16 did so in an average of 4.56 years.  100% of these graduates are ordained Roman Catholic priests with assignments in their respective dioceses and religious orders. 

 
Master of Arts
The Graduates who completed their degrees in AY 2015-16 did so in an average of 3.0 years, 100% of them while also completing the Master of Divinity degree.  100% are ordained Roman Catholic priests with assignments in their respective dioceses and religious orders.

 
Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry
Graduates who completed their degrees in AY 2015-16 did so in over 6 years as part-time students.  100% are actively engaged in church ministry.

From 2010=2015, a total of 15 students entered the MAPM program.
13 graduated for a rate of 86.7%
1 withdrew
1 continues in the program

ATS Contact Information

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada 0 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA

Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

We are also accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

ACS WASC Contact Information

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501

Telephone: 510-748-9001
Fax: 510-748-9797
Website: www.wascsenior.org/contact