• Lilly Endowment initiative to offer grant funding to ATS schools

    Lilly Endowment Inc. announced that it will make available $87.5 million in grant funding to ATS-accredited schools this year.

  • ATS analyzes fall 2020 admissions statistics of member schools

    I was curious to see if the fall 2020 headcount enrollment increases were observed in new students beginning their seminary education—if the positive news in overall enrollment resulted from a...

  • Educational Models and Practices grant reports serve as resources for member schools

    With many ATS schools preparing to embark on planning and explorations through Lilly Endowment’s Pathways for Tomorrow grants, this is a good time to remind members about the reports of similar...

  • ATS development and communication officers engage in first virtual learning gathering

    Earlier this month, ATS development and communication leaders engaged in a four-day event—"Building Relationships for Effective Fundraising”—that incorporated asynchronous activities through...

  • ATS schools' spending amid pandemic sheds light on tough decisions made by leaders

    An analysis of expenditures over the last year and in the midst of the pandemic provides some insight into the challenging and important decisions ATS school administrators had to make and...

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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.

Upcoming Events

All Events
Mar 16

By registration; Open to ATS members interested in enrollment and financial trends and how these impact member schools, this webinar will cover: