Lilly Endowment Inc. announced that it will make available $87.5 million in grant funding to ATS-accredited schools this year.
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The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct postbaccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.
The ATS membership welcomes schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths, and includes the full range of Christian denominations—including schools in mainline and evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions—as well as multidenominational and nondenominational schools. Schools representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.
In addition, ATS offers educational events and other resources designed to assist member schools with identification of best practices, development of peer networks, production of research, and exploration of data. See upcoming event offerings below or search under Resources in the main menu above.
As we enter almost a full of year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, I have good news to share about The Association of Theological Schools. These past eleven months have been challenging but in the middle of those challenges, ATS schools have met them with resiliency, adaptability, and creativity.
As of early December, 98% of ATS schools have reported their enrollment data for fall 2020. In terms of a year-over-year comparison by school, 54% of ATS schools had enrollment increases and 46% of ATS schools had enrollment decreases. This is positive news for ATS schools!
ATS surveyed member schools to seek information about their responses to COVID-19. Although financial implications were not the emphasis of the survey, the responses certainly indicated that financial concerns were at the forefront of school leadership.
By registration; Open to ATS members interested in enrollment and financial trends and how these impact member schools, this webinar will cover: