Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103: Telephone 412-788-6505).
The seminary has been accredited by ATS since 1958 and by SACS since 1978.
Placement data relies on graduates to report on a voluntary survey. This survey is distributed to graduates one year after their graduation. For these particular figures, this survey includes the respondents of 2014-2015 graduating classes.
The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to place 80% of graduate students into vocational ministry placement who seek vocational ministry. Of the 2015-16 respondents, 94% who sought vocational ministry were placed in vocational ministry. For the advanced degrees, SEBTS seeks to place 90% of those pursuing vocational ministry into that setting, and also meets this goal with 94%.
The College at Southeastern seeks to place 60% of its graduates who seek vocational ministry into a vocational ministry position. For the 2015-16 respondents, 87.5% seeking vocational ministry were placed in vocational ministry setting, and a total of 91% of graduating respondents either went into vocational ministry and/or were placed in non-ministerial employment or sought continuing education.
At SEBTS, Graduation Rates are calculated by comparing the total number of First Time, Full-Time Students in a semester of a given year to the total number of these students who graduate by the end of the sixth subsequent academic year. All programs use the six-year time period for consistency across the institution.
The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary goal is that 70% of our graduate degree students graduate within a six year period. For the Fall 2009 graduate cohort 49.73% of students graduated within six years.
The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary goal is that 55% of our advanced degree students graduate within a six year period. For the Fall 2009 advanced degree cohort 52.94% of students graduated within six years.
The College at Southeastern seeks to graduate at least 55% of its undergraduate students within a six year period. For the Fall 2009 undergraduate cohort 25% of students graduated within six years.