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IPEDS ID: 167677
OPE ID: 00221400
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Saint John's Seminary
127 Lake Street, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135-3846
General information:  (617) 254-2610
Website:  www.sjs.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  143 (27 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Admissionswww.sjs.edu
Financial Aidwww.sjs.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.sjs.edu
Disability Serviceswww.sjs.edu
Mission Statement
  Saint John's Seminary is sponsored by the Archbishop of Boston. It observes the applicable norms of the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in defining and realizing its mission.
The primary mission of Saint John's Seminary is to prepare candidates for ordination as diocesan
priests in the Roman Catholic Church and to recommend them to sending bishops. The Seminary enrolls candidates for the priesthood from Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in its
several degree programs of priestly formation.
The Seminary's Theological Institute for the New Evangelization provides programs of formation for laypersons, permanent deacons, and religious. The Seminary offers opportunities for ongoing formation of clergy as well.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Single-sex: Men
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty1621
Instructional1621
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$22,650$22,650$22,650$24,91510.0%
Books and supplies$200$200$200$2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,250$9,750$9,750$11,70020.0%
Other$400$400$400$4000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,250$9,750$9,750$11,70020.0%
Other$400$400$400$4000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other---$400 -
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$31,500$33,000$33,000$37,21512.8%
Off Campus$31,500$33,000$33,000$37,21512.8%
Off Campus with Family$22,850$22,850$22,850$25,51511.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Tuition$18,900
Fees$1,600
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid126100%$842,400$32,400
Pell grants00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

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  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2017-2018, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment143
Undergraduate enrollment27
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment12
Graduate enrollment116
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 100%
Female: 0%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 30%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 50%
25 and over: 50%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • This institution was not required to provide admissions or test score data.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 81%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2010-11
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Theology and Religious Vocations
Divinity/Ministry-13
Lay Ministry-13
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies9-
Theology/Theological Studies-8
Category total934
Grand total934
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1969)06/30/2021
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theologyAccredited since (01/15/1970)03/31/2025
  • 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/121813.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
  • This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database. Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data are not included when number of borrowers entering repayment includes 10 or fewer borrowers for all 3 cohort years.