Each year, about 60% of ATS schools use the ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) to survey their graduates. In 2020, the GSQ was completed by more than 4,500 graduates representing about 30% of graduates in ATS schools.
The Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ), Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ), and Alumni/ae Questionnaire (AQ) track demographics, levels of debt, motivations for entering seminary, satisfaction with the effectiveness of the education received, and professional plans and experiences. They are supported by webinars, an annual workshop, and an online community for those administering and interpreting data from the student questionnaires. If you are a coordinator from a member school, visit Engage ATS and search for the “ATS Student Questionnaires” community.
The Revised fall 2020 questionnaires include mobile access for students, more options for additional custom questions for institutions, and questions that better capture changes in theological education over the last decade. The Entering and Graduating Student Questionnaires will be free for all ATS member schools.
Find out more about the revision including the newly proposed questions, more information about custom questions, and a new pricing guide.
Resources for using the questionnaires includes a FAQ sheet, sample questionnaires, sample reports, and resources for using the Qs in educational and institutional assessment.
Total School Profile reports summarize the entering and graduating student data from participating schools.