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IPEDS ID: 147697
OPE ID: 00173600
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Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
410 Warrenville Road, Suite 300, Lisle, Illinois 60532-1348
General information:  (630) 620-2100
Website:  www.seminary.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  265 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.seminary.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.seminary.edu/apply/
Financial Aidstudent.seminary.edu/students/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.seminary.edu
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veterans
Disability Serviceswww.seminary.edu
Athletic Graduation Rates
Mission Statement
  We affirm our evangelical heritage through our commitments to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to the authority of scripture. Northern offers an educational context that is international, interracial, and intercultural for the preparation of women and men who are called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit for the mission of Christ in the world. Our strategic role is to educate leaders who will be personally whole and spiritually mature, Biblically grounded and theologically competent, pastoral, evangelistic, and prophetic. In partnership with American Baptist churches and in cooperation with the wider church, the seminary commits itself to excellence in the pursuit of this mission
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty40
Instructional40
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$13,554
Fees$375
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Students are able to enroll in both short-term and long-term payment plans, which allow them make automatic monthly payments towards their program tuition costs. Students who are accepted into a master's or doctoral cohort are given a guaranteed tuition rate for the entirety of their program, as long as they continue to progress with the rest of their cohort and take the required classes as they are offered.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2018-2019, therefore financial aid information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all graduate)265
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%Student Gender:
Male: 66%
Female: 34%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 22%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 69%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 34%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 63%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0-
Category total0-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies10d-
Category total10d-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity/Ministry8d-
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-6
Theology/Theological Studies2-
Category total10d6
Grand total206
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological SchoolsAccredited since (01/15/1968)03/31/2028
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (01/01/1947 - 07/01/2013)
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/113829.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter00
b. Negligent manslaughter00
c. Rape00
d. Fondling00
e. Incest00
f. Statutory Rape00
g. Robbery00
h. Aggravated assault00
i. Burglary00
j. Motor vehicle theft00
k. Arson00
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence00
b. Dating violence00
c. Stalking00
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.00
b. Drug abuse violations00
c. Liquor law violations00
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.00
b. Drug abuse violations00
c. Liquor law violations00
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate6.1%4.5%3.4%
Number in default321
Number in repayment494429
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)