The University of Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Divinity School is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA, MA in Religious Studies, PhD.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Chicago, IL 60604
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United
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Statement of Educational Effectiveness
At the University of Chicago Divinity School, a collaborative enterprise in advanced research and teaching about religion informs various kinds of professional formation: that of master's and doctoral students for careers of scholarship and teaching, and that of ministry students for careers in public religious leadership. The successful pursuit of varied careers following graduation serves as one measure of educational effectiveness. A ten year portrait of PhD graduates (186 graduates between summer 2003 and summer 2013), shows that 80% are in academic positions in colleges, universities, and graduate theological education (including 55% in tenured or tenure-track positions; 16% in non-tenured full or part-time positions; 4% in academic administration with some teaching, and 5% in postdoctoral fellowships); 8% in other professions, including institutional advancement, law, business, etc.; 5% in public religious leadership; the remaining 7% of graduates include persons in transition, some taking time to care for children or family members, and some whose status is unknown.