A recent special report from the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education suggests that Lilly sponsored programs for college and pre-college student, including programs who are part of LYTN, have helped for an increase of student enrollment of adults in their 20s. The success of these programs is attributed to their “well-planned and well-executed early exposure and recruitment efforts” (p. 21).
This report analyzes longitudinal enrollment trends in theological schools using data collected by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). It is intened to provide information that will help theological schools and the religious communities they serve as they plan strategy and attempt to manage enrollments. It also serves as a backdrop for the comprehensive study of seminary students, On Our Way: Pathways to Seminary (2013), which provides an in-depth look at the experiences and influences that lead students to seminary.
To view the entire report, visit http://www.auburnseminary.org/sites/default/files/OnOurWay-FinalDoc.pdf