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Kingswood University Outcomes

Mission

Kingswood University exists to serve Jesus Christ by strengthening the local and global church through forming Christ-like servant leaders in a community that creatively blends academic excellence and practical ministry experience with intentional spiritual formation.

Goals

In the accomplishment of the Mission of the University, the specific goal of Kingswood University is to enrich the knowledge, skills and Christ-like disposition of pastors, missionaries, children’s and youth pastors, church planters, worship leaders, teachers for Christian schools, general Christian service workers, and committed laity who will strengthen the local and global church. This is to be achieved by pointing students to:

  • an appreciation for their role in the church universal (through space and time);
  • an understanding of what it means to be a well-rounded wholesome Christian personality, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually;
  • an appreciation for the way academic excellence and practical ministry experience are inseparably intertwined with intentional spiritual formation.

General Objectives

Kingswood graduates will:

  • demonstrate a greater knowledge of the Bible, the Christian faith, themselves, others, and the world around them;
  • express a deeper appreciation of 
    • the church;
    • a biblical sense of values;
    • God’s plan for their lives;
    • their spiritual, social, and national heritage;
    • their privileges and responsibilities in contemporary life;
  • apply research skills, critical thinking for independent study, the integration of all knowledge and experiences into a Christian worldview, and the effective communication of truth;
  • model an ongoing development of a well-rounded wholesome Christian personality, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Retention Rates

Retention relates to the number of students who continue as students from one semester or one year to the next.

Retention Rates – 2015 to present

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Semester-to-Semester Average

UNDERGRADUATE

Year-to-Year 

   

1st to 2nd Year

2nd to 3rd Year

3rd to 4th Year

2015-2016

89%

77%

73%

82%

2016-2017

91%

89%

93%

89%

2017-2018

95%

94%

78%

76%

2018-2019

91%

84%

63%

 

2019-2020

88%

76%

   

 

 

GRADUATE

Term-to-Term Average

2015-2016

100%

2016-2017

88%

2017-2018

78%

2018-2019

68%

2019-2020

91%

Completion Rates

Completion rates measure the number of students who completed their program within 1½ times the allotted timeframe for their program; for example, those who completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in six years or less.

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE

GRADUATE

 

Completion Rate

Class Size

Completion Rate

Class Size

2011-2012

57%

61

   

2012-2013

58%

59

   

2013-2014

61%

56

88%

16

2014-2015

65%

70

71%

7

2015-2016

51% (anticipated)

60

83%

6

2016-2017

76% (anticipated)

43

89%

9

2017-2018

79% (anticipated)

50

63%

8

2018-2019

   

100%

7

2019-2020

   

73% (anticipated)

15

Bible Knowledge Standardized Exam

All Kingswood students take a standardized Bible knowledge exam upon enrolment and at graduation as a measure of increased knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology. Because of changes in the test and in Kingswood’s use of testing, data prior to 2019 is inconsistent.

 

 

AVERAGE CHANGE IN SCORE

Graduating class

Old Testament

New Testament

Overall

2019

+ 5%

+ 11%

+ 7%

2020

+ 14%

+ 20%

+ 18%

Beginning in Fall 2020 Kingswood is using a new Bible Knowledge Exam created by and provided by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. In time, this will provide comparative data among the Association’s institutions. 

Placement Rates

Placement rates below indicate how many graduates of undergraduate programs are serving in a related field and/or pursuing further education in a related field six months after graduation. 

 

 

FURTHER EDUCATION

(Related Field)

EMPLOYMENT/PLACEMENT 

(Related Field)

CLASS SIZE

2016

39%

50%

44

2017

33%

53%

40

2018

22%

64%

45

2019

36%

50%

36