Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis, Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) [10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110; telephone: 412.788.6505; email:]. The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting:

Master of Divinity
Master of Arts (Theology) (Academic MA)
Master of Theology
Doctor of Ministry

 ATS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis, Minnesota is also a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [P.O. Box 328, Forest, VA 24551; telephone: (434) 525-9539; email: ] having been awarded Reaffirmation status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 29, 2013; this status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).


American Association of Christian Colleges & Seminaries (AACCS).

(1) U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) for Enrollment of Foreign Students, and (2) State and Federal Approving Agency for Veterans Benefits.

By the State of Minnesota in 1956.

Statement of Institutional Effectiveness

With the goal of trying to provide the best student learning outcome and to measure the effectiveness of Central Seminary’s education. Central tracks graduation rates and ministry placement to quantify the work of the seminary.

These numbers are affected by many circumstances unique to individual students including personal life situations such as family needs or financial constraints, that may prompt a student to stop their degree pursuit or slow the

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate measures the percentage of students whole enroll in a particular year and finish their degree in the normally allotted time. This differs for each degree program. Of those students who started the MDiv program fall of 2011, 50% graduated by the spring of 2017. For the class of 2016, our graduation rate was 100% as all of students who began in 2010 graduated by 2016.

Placement Rate

The placement rate measures the student’s success in job placement following graduation. Like the graduation rate, there are a number of student specific issues that affect this rate. Of the students who graduated in the spring of 2017 with their MDiv, 100% found placement in pastoral ministry. Concerning our 2016 graduating class, 80% found placement in pastoral ministry with 20% pursuing further education.