ETS Entering Survey, 1994

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This survey was designed with active participation of the directors of admissions from university-based divinity schools as a way to evaluate the success of certain strategies in their recruiting efforts and the role of financial aid in the student's decision-making process. Between 1992 and 1994, some 50 seminaries used this instrument to survey their incoming students. Presbyterian and United Methodist seminaries are well represented as are the university-related divinity schools.

Data File
Cases: 5,109
Variables: 118
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: 1992-1994
Funded By
The Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Principal Investigators
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Related Publications
O'Neill, Joseph P. and Richard T. Murphy (1991) "Changing Age and Gender Profiles Among Entering Seminary Students: 1975-1989." Ministry Research Notes: An Occasional ETS Report, Spring 1991. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service

Grandy, Jerilee and Mark Greiner (1990) "Academic Preparation of Master of Divinity Candidates." Ministry Research Notes: An Occasional ETS Report, Fall 1990. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service