Columbia Theological Seminary Rankings

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#6504 of 14,160In the World
#1634 of 2,624In North America
#1553 of 2,523In the United States
#41 of 65In Georgia
#2 of 2In Decatur
#528 of 1,003For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#2287 of 2,540For Sociology
#3973 of 5,152For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Religion
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Graduates
160
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Acceptance rate
58%*

* Columbia Theological Seminary is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Columbia Theological Seminary Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

12 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White85 (53%)
Nonresident Alien29 (18%)
Black or African American24 (15%)
Asian14 (9%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown4 (3%)
Hispanic3 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.6%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Tuition and fees

Graduates
Tuition in-district$14,580
Tuition in-state$14,580
Tuition out-of-state$14,580
Fee in-district$600
Fee in-state$600
Fee out-of-state$600

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity138
Combined charge for room and board$9,889
Room charge$4,653
Meal charge$5,236

Columbia Theological Seminary Majors

MajorMaster'sDoctoral
Divinity & Ministry3514
Theology & Theological Studies11
Religious Education4
Grand Total4618

Publications & Citations

Publications
153
Citations
206

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
130 / 199
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
61 / 94
Sociology
54 / 82
Philosophy
46 / 39
Art & Design
35 / 58
Literature
22 / 45
History
14 / 51
Creative Writing
13 / 31
Psychology
10 / 33
Law
8 / 39
Aesthetics
7 / 11
Classics and Ancient History
6 / 37
Gender Studies
6 / 26
Anthropology
5 / 0
Education Majors
5 / 17
Political Science
4 / 1
Economics
4 / 4
Media Studies
3 / 0
Performing arts
3 / 1
Social Psychology
3 / 16
Linguistics
3 / 7
Medicine
2 / 2
Singing and Vocal Performance
2 / 0
Development Studies
2 / 4
Genealogy
2 / 1
Business
2 / 0
Accounting
1 / 0
Health Science
1 / 1
Management
1 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
1 / 0
Special Education
1 / 0
Computer Science
1 / 0
Journalism and Digital Media
1 / 0
Quantum and Particle physics
1 / 0
Library and Information science
1 / 0
Art History
1 / 0
Demography
1 / 0
Public Health
1 / 1
Broadcast Journalism
1 / 0
Political Economy
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199020
199100
199211
199301
199421
199510
199612
199730
199810
199931
200011
200121
200211
200354
200412
200535
200613
200773
200898
200956
2010613
201144
2012513
2013410
2014108
2015915
2016109
2017415
2018615
20191123
2020919

Notable alumni

  1. Morton H. Smith

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    Morton H. Smith
    Years
    1923-2017 (aged 94)
    Biography

    Morton Howison Smith was an American Presbyterian minister. He was the first Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America, serving from 1973 to 1988, and also served as its Moderator in 2000.

  2. John Leighton Wilson

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    John Leighton Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1809-1886 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Columbia Theological Seminary
    Studied in 1831-1833
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    John Leighton Wilson, an alumnus of Columbia Theological Seminary, and his wife Jane Bayard Wilson were the first missionaries to West Africa by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

  3. Knox Chamblin

    Photo
    Knox Chamblin
    Years
    1935-2012 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Knox Chamblin was a pastor and professor emeritus of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He earned the B.D. and Th.M degrees in 1961 at Columbia Theological Seminary and, in 1975, earned the Th.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He taught for thirty-four years, first at Belhaven College (now Belhaven University) in Jackson, Mississippi, then at Reformed Theological Seminary until his retirement in 2001. He taught the theology of the New Testament and explored and critiqued the theology, life, and writings of C. S. Lewis. He published Matthew Volume 1 (Chapters 1-13): A Mentor Commentary. Volume 2 of this commentary, covering Matthew 14-28, soon followed.

General info

Total FTE staff77
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address701 S. Columbia Dr
Decatur, Georgia, 30030-4118
United States
City population20,000
Phone4043788821