ETS Entering Survey, 1994

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > Religious Groups > Members or Leaders > Other > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Academic year of registration (YEAR)
TOTAL%
92) 1992279656.3
93) 1993217243.7
Missing141 
TOTAL4968100.0
2) Degree Program (DEGREEPR)
TOTAL%
1) B.D./S.T.B./B.Th.50.1
2) M.A.R/M.T.S3897.7
3) M.A.3577.1
4) M. Church Music491.0
5) M.R.E410.8
6) M.Div.312162.0
7) M.Div+M.S.W661.3
8) M.Div+other degree1793.6
9) D.Min.360.7
10) S.T.L.80.2
11) S.T.M./Th.M.2054.1
12) D.R.E./Ed.D.30.1
13) Th.D./S.T.D.290.6
14) Ph.D.1653.3
15) Non-degree1733.4
16) Certificate program1072.1
17) Other981.9
Missing78 
TOTAL5031100.0
3) Are you enrolling: (FULLPART)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time446887.9
2) Part-time61612.1
Missing25 
TOTAL5084100.0
4) Do you live in school-owned housing? (HOUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes248148.8
2) No259851.2
Missing30 
TOTAL5079100.0
5) Gender (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male278154.6
2) Female230945.4
Missing19 
TOTAL5090100.0
6) Are you: (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single251449.5
2) Married220243.4
3) Vowed celibate2194.3
4) Other1392.7
Missing35 
TOTAL5074100.0
7) Are you a U.S. citizen? (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes450188.8
2) No56511.2
Missing43 
TOTAL5066100.0
8) How do you describe yourself? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Black or African American55611.0
2) Mexican American or Chicano240.5
3) Asian or Pacific American3607.1
4) Puerto Rican280.6
5) Other Hispanic or Latino571.1
6) White386676.7
7) Native American or Alaskan Native120.2
8) Other1392.8
Missing67 
TOTAL5042100.0
9) If you have any dependent children, how many are in the following age groups? -- Preschoolers (PRESCHOL)
TOTAL%
0) None37739.4
1) One child43545.5
2) Two children12913.5
3) Three children121.3
4) Four children +40.4
Missing4152 
TOTAL957100.0
10) If you have any dependent children, how many are in the following age groups? -- Elementary/Junior (ELEMJR)
TOTAL%
0) None30025.9
1) One child45539.3
2) Two children32828.3
3) Three children635.4
4) Four children +111.0
Missing3952 
TOTAL1157100.0
11) If you have any dependent children, how many are in the following age groups? -- High School (HIGHSC)
TOTAL%
0) None35148.2
1) One child29740.8
2) Two children689.3
3) Three children81.1
4) Four children +40.5
Missing4381 
TOTAL728100.0
12) If you have any dependent children, how many are in the following age groups? -- In college (COLEGAGE)
TOTAL%
0) None37252.4
1) One child25035.2
2) Two children7610.7
3) Three children91.3
4) Four children +30.4
Missing4399 
TOTAL710100.0
13) I don't have any dependent children. (NOCHILD)
TOTAL%
0) Responded No, I do have dependent children179635.2
1) Responded Yes, I don't have any dependent children331364.8
TOTAL5109100.0
14) Are you responsible for the support of an aging parent or relative? (SUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2094.2
2) No482395.8
Missing77 
TOTAL5032100.0
15) I hope to have a paying job this academic year and work for: (JOB)
TOTAL%
1) 1 to 10 hours a week104421.0
2) 11 to 15 hours a week94519.0
3) 16 to 20 hours a week85317.2
4) More than 20 hours a week93318.8
5) No job118924.0
Missing145 
TOTAL4964100.0
16) If you commute, is your round-trip travel: (COMMUTE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1/2 hour86117.4
2) 1/2 hour to 1 hour74515.1
3) 1 hour or more90018.2
4) I don't have to commute243449.3
Missing169 
TOTAL4940100.0
17) If you have a bachelor's degree, in what year did you receive it? (YRBA)
TOTAL%
70) 1970501.2
71) 1971761.8
72) 1972571.4
73) 1973731.8
74) 1974721.7
75) 1975992.4
76) 1976982.4
77) 1977651.6
78) 19781032.5
79) 1979902.2
80) 1980972.3
81) 19811052.5
82) 19821192.9
83) 19831192.9
84) 19841403.4
85) 19851513.6
86) 19861694.1
87) 19871644.0
88) 19881944.7
89) 19892425.8
90) 19902977.2
91) 19913999.6
92) 199276418.4
93) 19934059.8
Missing961 
TOTAL4148100.0
18) No bachelor's degree (NOBA)
TOTAL%
0) Responded "no", I do have a Bachelor's degree497997.5
1) Responded "yes", I do not have a Bachelor's degree1302.5
TOTAL5109100.0
19) From what type of undergraduate institution did you graduate? (TYPCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Public214243.6
2) Private, non-church91118.5
3) Church-related186037.9
Missing196 
TOTAL4913100.0
20) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Religion/Theology (RELMAJOR)
TOTAL%
0) No396777.6
1) Yes114222.4
TOTAL5109100.0
21) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Philosophy (PHLMAJOR)
TOTAL%
0) No475093.0
1) Yes3597.0
TOTAL5109100.0
22) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Other Humanities (HUMANMJR)
TOTAL%
0) No422682.7
1) Yes88317.3
TOTAL5109100.0
23) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Visual and Performing Arts (VISART)
TOTAL%
0) No497097.3
1) Yes1392.7
TOTAL5109100.0
24) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Education (EDMAJOR)
TOTAL%
0) No463990.8
1) Yes4709.2
TOTAL5109100.0
25) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Music (MUSMAJOR)
TOTAL%
0) No486795.3
1) Yes2424.7
TOTAL5109100.0
26) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Communications (COMMAJOR)
TOTAL%
0) No490896.1
1) Yes2013.9
TOTAL5109100.0
27) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Social Sciences (SOCSCMJR)
TOTAL%
0) No410180.3
1) Yes100819.7
TOTAL5109100.0
28) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Physical Sciences, Math (PHYSCMJR)
TOTAL%
0) No492396.4
1) Yes1863.6
TOTAL5109100.0
29) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Life Sciences (LIFESCMJ)
TOTAL%
0) No496297.1
1) Yes1472.9
TOTAL5109100.0
30) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Health Professions (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
0) No499997.8
1) Yes1102.2
TOTAL5109100.0
31) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Engineering (ENGINEER)
TOTAL%
0) No499897.8
1) Yes1112.2
TOTAL5109100.0
32) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Business (BUSMAJOR)
TOTAL%
0) No469791.9
1) Yes4128.1
TOTAL5109100.0
33) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Languages (LANGMJR)
TOTAL%
0) No486895.3
1) Yes2414.7
TOTAL5109100.0
34) What was the area of your undergraduate major? (Fill in all that apply). -- Other (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) No479893.9
1) Yes3116.1
TOTAL5109100.0
35) What is your highest degree beyond the bachelor's? (HIGHDGR)
TOTAL%
1) None338070.0
2) M.Div.3046.3
3) Master's77716.1
4) MBA661.4
5) JD561.2
6) Ed.D.120.2
7) Ph.D.621.3
8) MD130.3
9) M.S.W.240.5
10) Other doctorate70.1
11) Other professional631.3
12) Other degree621.3
Missing283 
TOTAL4826100.0
36) In what year did you receive your highest degree beyond bachelor's (YRHIGHDG)
TOTAL%
48) 30.2
49) 10.1
51) 10.1
53) 10.1
55) 20.1
58) 50.4
59) 40.3
61) 10.1
62) 30.2
63) 80.6
64) 60.4
65) 100.7
66) 40.3
67) 110.8
68) 120.9
69) 141.0
70) 171.2
71) 211.5
72) 241.7
73) 251.8
74) 231.6
75) 282.0
76) 261.8
77) 261.8
78) 322.3
79) 402.8
80) 503.5
81) 493.5
82) 332.3
83) 604.3
84) 453.2
85) 614.3
86) 654.6
87) 533.8
88) 654.6
89) 765.4
90) 926.5
91) 1097.7
92) 17312.3
93) 1299.1
94) 30.2
Missing3698 
TOTAL1411100.0
37) In the past five years, have you served in a leadership position in any organization? (LEADER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes418182.8
2) No86717.2
Missing61 
TOTAL5048100.0
38) Indicate the highest level of education completed by your father (or male guardian) by filling in the appropriate oval in each column (FATHEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Grade school4399.0
2) Some high school3467.1
3) High school grad97119.9
4) Bus. or trade school2374.9
5) Some college4679.6
6) Associate degree1332.7
7) BA degree71214.6
8) Some grad or prof school2054.2
9) Grad or prof degree137328.1
Missing226 
TOTAL4883100.0
39) Indicate the highest level of education completed by your mother (or female guardian) by filling in the appropriate oval in each column (MOTHEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Grade school3497.1
2) Some high school3346.8
3) High school grad123225.0
4) Bus. or trade school3226.5
5) Some college57011.6
6) Associate degree2855.8
7) BA degree86617.6
8) Some graduate work2986.1
9) Grad or prof. degree66613.5
Missing187 
TOTAL4922100.0
40) In what religious tradition were you primarily raised? (Fill in one only) (DENMORIG)
TOTAL%
1) Seventh-day Adventists100.2
2) African Methodist Episcopal470.9
3) African Methodist Episcopal Zion90.2
5) Anglican460.9
6) Assemblies of God370.7
7) American Baptist982.0
8) National Baptist Convention1322.7
9) Southern Baptist4458.9
10) Other Baptist1232.5
11) Church of Bretheren120.2
12) Christian Churches410.8
13) Disciples of Christ551.1
14) Christian and Missionary Alliance150.3
15) Church of God330.7
16) Church of Nazarene200.4
18) Episcopal Church2404.8
20) Friends, Religious Society of80.2
21) Jewish420.8
22) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America2685.4
23) Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod731.5
24) Other Lutheran491.0
25) Mennonite150.3
26) United Methodist Church102820.7
27) Other Methodist771.5
28) Pentecostal691.4
29) Presbyterian Church (USA)57711.6
30) Other Presbyterian1493.0
31) Eastern Orthodox Churches170.3
32) Christian Reformed Church160.3
33) Reformed Church in America220.4
34) Roman Catholic65813.2
35) Unitarian Universalist250.5
36) United Church of Canada20.0
37) United Church of Christ1182.4
38) Other1853.7
39) No affiliation2164.3
Missing132 
TOTAL4977100.0
41) Please indicate your current denomination or religious tradition. (DENMCURT)
TOTAL%
1) Adventists, Seventh-day70.1
2) African Methodist Episcopal571.2
3) African Methodist Episcopal Zion110.2
5) Anglican270.6
6) Assemblies of God300.6
7) American Baptist931.9
8) National Baptist Convention811.7
9) Southern Baptist3487.2
10) Other Baptist651.3
11) Church of Bretheren110.2
12) Christian Churches/Churches of Christ250.5
13) Disciples521.1
14) Christian and Missionary Alliance110.2
15) Church of God260.5
16) Church of Nazarene130.3
18) Episcopal3206.6
20) Friends, Religious Society of230.5
21) Jewish220.5
22) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America3176.5
23) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod150.3
24) Other Lutheran300.6
25) Mennonite130.3
26) United Methodist Church124525.6
27) Other Methodist521.1
28) Pentecostal491.0
29) Presbyterian Church (USA)77015.8
30) Other Presbyterian1122.3
31) Eastern Orthodox Churches130.3
32) Christian Reformed Church90.2
33) Reformed Church in America170.3
34) Roman Catholic4218.7
35) Unitarian Universalist701.4
36) United Church of Canada20.0
37) United Church of Christ1453.0
38) Other1753.6
39) No affiliation1863.8
Missing246 
TOTAL4863100.0
42) If you are not ordained but plan to be, in what denomination? (DENMORD)
TOTAL%
1) Adventists, Seventh-day30.1
2) African Methodist Episcopal371.2
3) African Methodist Episcopal Zion30.1
5) Anglican140.4
6) Assemblies of God160.5
7) American Baptist722.3
8) National Baptist Convention471.5
9) Southern Baptist1906.0
10) Other Baptist260.8
11) Church of Brethern80.3
12) Christian Churches/Churches of Christ60.2
13) Disciple381.2
14) Christian and Missionary Alliance60.2
15) Church of God200.6
16) Church of Nazarene110.3
18) Episcopal2217.0
20) Friends, Religious Society of170.5
22) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America2507.9
23) Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod40.1
24) Other Lutheran230.7
25) Mennonite30.1
26) United Methodist104133.0
27) Other Methodist180.6
28) Pentecostal311.0
29) Presbyterian Church (USA)64120.3
30) Other Presbyterian571.8
31) Eastern Orthodox Churches30.1
32) Christian Reformed Church40.1
33) Reformed Church in America80.3
34) Roman Catholic953.0
35) Unitarian Universalist611.9
36) United Church of Canada10.0
37) United Church of Christ1083.4
38) Other632.0
39) No Affiliation110.3
Missing1952 
TOTAL3157100.0
43) If you are not ordained but plan to be, in what denomination? -- Undecided (UNDECID)
TOTAL%
0) Responded as "decided" on denomination (DENMORD)456389.3
1) Responded as "undecided" on denomination (DENMORD)54610.7
TOTAL5109100.0
44) During the past two years, have you regularly participated in a worshiping community, congregation or parish? (ACTIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, as pastor69214.9
2) Yes, as member364378.4
3) No3096.7
Missing465 
TOTAL4644100.0
45) ASKED OF THOSE WHO HAVE REGULARLY PARTICIPATED IN A WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY (ACTIVE): If "yes as member" in previous question, how active have you been? (ACTMEMBR)
TOTAL%
1) Very active255666.3
2) Moderately active104727.2
3) Not very active2265.9
4) Inactive260.7
Missing1254 
TOTAL3855100.0
46) When did you first consider going to theological school? (WHENVOC)
TOTAL%
1) Before college118525.8
2) During college145731.7
3) After college graduation52411.4
4) After grad work1703.7
5) After 2 or more yrs work126027.4
Missing513 
TOTAL4596100.0
47) How would you describe yourself theologically? (YOURTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative1042.1
2) Conservative112122.6
3) Middle-of-the-road182836.9
4) Liberal140628.4
5) Very liberal49810.0
Missing152 
TOTAL4957100.0
48) How would you describe this school theologically? (SCHTHEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative160.3
2) Conservative3116.5
3) Middle-of-the-road129627.0
4) Liberal123725.7
5) Very liberal2024.2
6) Theologically diverse174436.3
Missing303 
TOTAL4806100.0
49) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Influence of family or spouse (INFLFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance119824.8
2) Of little importance74615.4
3) Somewhat important128526.5
4) Important73915.3
5) Very important87218.0
Missing269 
TOTAL4840100.0
50) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Influence of friend(s) (INFLFRN)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance123825.4
2) Of little importance94419.4
3) Somewhat important151231.0
4) Important80916.6
5) Very important3727.6
Missing234 
TOTAL4875100.0
51) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Encouragement of clergy (INFLCLR)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance77515.9
2) Of little importance56811.6
3) Somewhat important122525.1
4) Important122025.0
5) Very important109022.3
Missing231 
TOTAL4878100.0
52) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Experience of pastoral counseling/spiritual direction (PASTORL)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance115023.8
2) Of little importance63813.2
3) Somewhat important107822.3
4) Important98220.3
5) Very important98320.3
Missing278 
TOTAL4831100.0
53) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Experienced a call from God (GODCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance3096.4
2) Little importance1843.8
3) Somewhat important50510.4
4) Important76015.7
5) Very important308063.7
Missing271 
TOTAL4838100.0
54) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Intellectual interest in religious/theological questions (INTELINT)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance2154.4
2) Of little importance3076.3
3) Somewhat important92818.9
4) Important137628.1
5) Very important207642.4
Missing207 
TOTAL4902100.0
55) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Promise of spiritual fulfillment (PROMSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance3527.3
2) Of little importance53311.0
3) Somewhat important136428.1
4) Important129526.7
5) Very Important130827.0
Missing257 
TOTAL4852100.0
56) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Opportunity for study and growth (STUDY)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance1573.2
2) Of little importance2084.2
3) Somewhat important86117.5
4) Important151330.8
5) Very important217244.2
Missing198 
TOTAL4911100.0
57) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Search for meaning in life (SEARCH)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance70714.5
2) Of little importance72114.8
3) Somewhat important126826.0
4) Important95319.5
5) Very important122925.2
Missing231 
TOTAL4878100.0
58) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- A major life event (e.g., a death, divorce) (MAJOREV)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance276856.9
2) Of little importance64313.2
3) Somewhat important65113.4
4) Important3948.1
5) Very important4078.4
Missing246 
TOTAL4863100.0
59) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Desire to serve others (SERVE)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance1563.2
2) Of little importance1944.0
3) Somewhat important82817.1
4) Important157232.4
5) Very important210543.4
Missing254 
TOTAL4855100.0
60) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor.) -- Desire to celebrate the sacraments (CELEBRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance124625.5
2) Of little importance77115.8
3) Somewhat important124325.5
4) Important85517.5
5) Very important76415.7
Missing230 
TOTAL4879100.0
61) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor. -- Desire to contribute to the cause of social justice (JUSTICE)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance51110.5
2) Of little importance56911.7
3) Somewhat important126425.9
4) Important121424.9
5) Very important131727.0
Missing234 
TOTAL4875100.0
62) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor. -- Desire to preserve traditions of the Church (TRADIT)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance123825.5
2) Of little importance103621.3
3) Somewhat important130126.8
4) Important78516.2
5) Very important49610.2
Missing253 
TOTAL4856100.0
63) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor. -- Desire to make a difference in life of Church (MAKEDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance3797.8
2) Of little importance3276.7
3) Somewhat important93919.2
4) Important143729.4
5) Very important180136.9
Missing226 
TOTAL4883100.0
64) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor. -- Experience in campus Christian organization (CAMPUS)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance252851.8
2) Of little importance69014.1
3) Somewhat important81716.7
4) Important4519.2
5) Very important3998.2
Missing224 
TOTAL4885100.0
65) How important were the following in your choice of a profession or calling? (Fill in oval most closely approximating the importance of that factor. -- Experience of community life of local church (LOCALCH)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance60012.3
2) Of little importance4549.3
3) Somewhat important120524.6
4) Important127226.0
5) Very important136127.8
Missing217 
TOTAL4892100.0
66) IN REFERENCE TO THE EXPERIENCE OF COMMUNITY LIFE OF LOCAL CHURCH (LOCALCH): Was the church: (TYPCH)
TOTAL%
1) Rural3978.6
2) Small town105522.8
3) Suburban160834.7
4) Urban156933.9
Missing480 
TOTAL4629100.0
67) IN REFERENCE TO THE EXPERIENCE OF COMMUNITY LIFE OF LOCAL CHURCH (LOCALCH): Size of church: (SIZECH)
TOTAL%
1) Under 100 members51111.1
2) 100 to 250 members103122.5
3) 250 to 500 members112024.4
4) 500 to 1000 members83518.2
5) 1000 or more109123.8
Missing521 
TOTAL4588100.0
68) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of parent(s/relative(s) (INFLPRN)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance266255.0
2) Of little importance58012.0
3) Somewhat important72314.9
4) Important4068.4
5) Very important4719.7
Missing267 
TOTAL4842100.0
69) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of friend(s) (INFLFR)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance178236.6
2) Of little importance70714.5
3) Somewhat important113623.3
4) Important71214.6
5) Very important53411.0
Missing238 
TOTAL4871100.0
70) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of local pastor/minister (INFPASTR)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance171435.3
2) Of little importance52710.8
3) Somewhat important94819.5
4) Important71414.7
5) Very important95719.7
Missing249 
TOTAL4860100.0
71) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of student at this school (INFSTUD)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance232648.3
2) Of little importance50010.4
3) Somewhat important81016.8
4) Important64613.4
5) Very important53411.1
Missing293 
TOTAL4816100.0
72) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of graduate at this school (INFGRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance202341.7
2) Of little importance3437.1
3) Somewhat important72515.0
4) Important72014.9
5) Very important103621.4
Missing262 
TOTAL4847100.0
73) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of campus chaplain (INFCHAP)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance394081.1
2) Of little importance3397.0
3) Somewhat important3026.2
4) Important1272.6
5) Very important1513.1
Missing250 
TOTAL4859100.0
74) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Visit to your campus by this school's representative (VISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance402483.4
2) Of little importance2074.3
3) Somewhat important2575.3
4) Important1683.5
5) Very important1693.5
Missing284 
TOTAL4825100.0
75) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of institution's admissions officer (ADMOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance219145.3
2) Of little importance4278.8
3) Somewhat important96219.9
4) Important69114.3
5) Very important56111.6
Missing277 
TOTAL4832100.0
76) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Faculty member at my college (INFFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance312764.4
2) Of little importance2815.8
3) Somewhat important4018.3
4) Important4058.3
5) Very important63813.1
Missing257 
TOTAL4852100.0
77) How important were the following people in your choice of this particular theological school? -- Influence of religious superior (SUPERIOR)
TOTAL%
1) Of no importance269655.5
2) Of little importance3106.4
3) Somewhat important64513.3
4) Important55111.3
5) Very important65413.5
Missing253 
TOTAL4856100.0
78) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Close to home (CLOSE)
TOTAL%
0) No353869.3
1) Yes157130.7
TOTAL5109100.0
79) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Denominational affiliation (DENMAFF)
TOTAL%
0) No253549.6
1) Yes257450.4
TOTAL5109100.0
80) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Theological perspective (THEOPER)
TOTAL%
0) No284555.7
1) Yes226444.3
TOTAL5109100.0
81) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Academic reputation (ACADEMRP)
TOTAL%
0) No188937.0
1) Yes322063.0
TOTAL5109100.0
82) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Curriculum (CURRICLM)
TOTAL%
0) No345767.7
1) Yes165232.3
TOTAL5109100.0
83) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Sense of community (COMMUNTY)
TOTAL%
0) No378074.0
1) Yes132926.0
TOTAL5109100.0
84) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Financial aid package (FINAID)
TOTAL%
0) No354969.5
1) Yes156030.5
TOTAL5109100.0
85) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Faculty (FACULTY)
TOTAL%
0) No329864.6
1) Yes181135.4
TOTAL5109100.0
86) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Ecumenical setting (ECUMEN)
TOTAL%
0) No411880.6
1) Yes99119.4
TOTAL5109100.0
87) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Spirituality (SPIRIT)
TOTAL%
0) No406279.5
1) Yes104720.5
TOTAL5109100.0
88) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Location (LOCATION)
TOTAL%
0) No347067.9
1) Yes163932.1
TOTAL5109100.0
89) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- University setting (UNIVSET)
TOTAL%
0) No426283.4
1) Yes84716.6
TOTAL5109100.0
90) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Family/spouse reasons (FAMSPOU)
TOTAL%
0) No440386.2
1) Yes70613.8
TOTAL5109100.0
91) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Interdisciplinary/joint degree program (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
0) No457489.5
1) Yes53510.5
TOTAL5109100.0
92) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Flexible class schedule (SCHEDULE)
TOTAL%
0) No457389.5
1) Yes53610.5
TOTAL5109100.0
93) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Special academic program (SPECIAL)
TOTAL%
0) No452688.6
1) Yes58311.4
TOTAL5109100.0
94) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Access to other theological schools (OTHRTHEO)
TOTAL%
0) No443286.7
1) Yes67713.3
TOTAL5109100.0
95) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Multi-ethnic student body (MULTETHN)
TOTAL%
0) No442186.5
1) Yes68813.5
TOTAL5109100.0
96) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Friend on campus (FRIEND)
TOTAL%
0) No487795.5
1) Yes2324.5
TOTAL5109100.0
97) Mark the top five reasons for choosing this institution. -- Availability of housing (AVLHOUS)
TOTAL%
0) No482294.4
1) Yes2875.6
TOTAL5109100.0
98) How did you learn about this institution? -- A graduate (LGRAD)
TOTAL%
0) No294057.5
1) Yes216942.5
TOTAL5109100.0
99) How did you learn about this institution? -- A relative (LREL)
TOTAL%
0) No455589.2
1) Yes55410.8
TOTAL5109100.0
100) How did you learn about this institution? -- A friend (LFRND)
TOTAL%
0) No330764.7
1) Yes180235.3
TOTAL5109100.0
101) How did you learn about this institution? -- Mailings (LMAIL)
TOTAL%
0) No397677.8
1) Yes113322.2
TOTAL5109100.0
102) How did you learn about this institution? -- Theological school publications (LPUBLC)
TOTAL%
0) No390476.4
1) Yes120523.6
TOTAL5109100.0
103) How did you learn about this institution? -- A current student (LSTUD)
TOTAL%
0) No436685.5
1) Yes74314.5
TOTAL5109100.0
104) How did you learn about this institution? -- A newspaper/magazine ad (LAD)
TOTAL%
0) No495997.1
1) Yes1502.9
TOTAL5109100.0
105) How did you learn about this institution? -- A college advisor or other college contact (LCOLADVR)
TOTAL%
0) No425483.3
1) Yes85516.7
TOTAL5109100.0
106) How did you learn about this institution? -- A pastor (LPASTOR)
TOTAL%
0) No317762.2
1) Yes193237.8
TOTAL5109100.0
107) How did you learn about this institution? -- Religious superior (LSUPEROR)
TOTAL%
0) No437685.7
1) Yes73314.3
TOTAL5109100.0
108) How did you learn about this institution? -- Know particular faculty member(s) (LFACULTY)
TOTAL%
0) No446887.5
1) Yes64112.5
TOTAL5109100.0
109) How did you learn about this institution? -- Conference or church event (LEVENT)
TOTAL%
0) No459589.9
1) Yes51410.1
TOTAL5109100.0
110) My first contact was: (CONTCT)
TOTAL%
1) Wrote to school160133.1
2) Telephoned school177636.7
3) Visit to school85717.7
4) Returned post card2104.3
5) Recruiter visited my college/church1853.8
6) School contacted me2124.4
Missing268 
TOTAL4841100.0
111) Did you visit the institution when considering where to attend? (IVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes370573.6
2) No132626.4
Missing78 
TOTAL5031100.0
112) ASKED OF THOSE WHO VISITED THE INSTITUTION WHEN CONSIDERING WHERE TO ATTEND (IVISIT): If yes, how important was the visit to your decision to attend this institution? (IMPTVST)
TOTAL%
1) Very important220357.1
2) Important110428.6
3) Not very important3719.6
4) Not important at all1814.7
Missing1250 
TOTAL3859100.0
113) How significant was the financial aid package in your decision to attend this institution? (IFAID)
TOTAL%
1) Of greatest significance92222.4
2) Of great significance141334.3
3) Significant89921.8
4) Of some significance43610.6
5) Of no significance44610.8
Missing993 
TOTAL4116100.0
114) Did you apply to another institution besides this one? (APPLYOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes194838.8
2) No307561.2
Missing86 
TOTAL5023100.0
115) Were you offered a comparable or better financial aid package there? (COMPAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes89525.9
2) No256274.1
Missing1652 
TOTAL3457100.0
116) What is your primary work goal after graduation? (GOAL)
TOTAL%
1) Parish ministry183338.3
2) Campus ministry1072.2
3) Pastoral counseling2966.2
4) Hospital or other chaplaincy1663.5
5) Secondary school teaching410.9
6) College/university teaching74315.5
7) Church-related/seminary teaching3186.6
8) Social work/services1142.4
9) Non-church related professions601.3
10) Missionary1613.4
11) Youth ministry1783.7
12) Church musician521.1
13) Christian education1483.1
14) Spiritual direction931.9
15) Social justice ministry1853.9
16) Other2976.2
Missing317 
TOTAL4792100.0
117) Age at time of registration (AGE)
TOTAL%
20) 20.0
21) 210.5
22) 3628.1
23) 3978.9
24) 2886.5
25) 2635.9
26) 1894.2
27) 1673.8
28) 1703.8
29) 1663.7
30) 1383.1
31) 1323.0
32) 1403.1
33) 1292.9
34) 922.1
35) 1132.5
36) 1162.6
37) 1122.5
38) 1393.1
39) 1032.3
40) 1122.5
41) 1022.3
42) 962.2
43) 1122.5
44) 952.1
45) 711.6
46) 982.2
47) 761.7
48) 571.3
49) 761.7
50) 501.1
51) 441.0
52) 451.0
53) 250.6
54) 260.6
55) 240.5
56) 210.5
57) 130.3
58) 90.2
59) 160.4
60) 50.1
61) 80.2
62) 90.2
63) 20.0
64) 60.1
65) 40.1
66) 40.1
67) 20.0
69) 10.0
Missing661 
TOTAL4448100.0
118) Age Category (AGED)
TOTAL%
1) 20-29200046.3
2) 30-39117927.3
3) 40-70114526.5
Missing785 
TOTAL4324100.0
119) I-SEX: Gender (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male278154.6
2) Female230945.4
Missing19 
TOTAL5090100.0
120) I-MARITAL: Are you: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Single251449.5
2) Married220243.4
3) Vowed celibate2194.3
4) Other1392.7
Missing35 
TOTAL5074100.0
121) I-AGE: Age Category (for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 20-29200046.3
2) 30-39117927.3
3) 40-70114526.5
Missing785 
TOTAL4324100.0
122) I-ETHNICTY: How do you describe yourself? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-ETHNICTY)
TOTAL%
0) Black55611.0
1) Latino-Am.1092.2
2) Asian3607.1
3) White386676.7
4) Other1513.0
Missing67 
TOTAL5042100.0