Black Students and Faculty at North American Theological Schools

The Association of Theological Schools has about 270 member institutions in the United States and Canada. The association recently made public data on the racial and gender diversity of the student bodies and the faculties at member schools.

According to the data, there were 71,182 students enrolled at member institutions in 2015. Of these, 8,991 were Black. Thus, Blacks made up 12.6 percent of the total enrollments at these theological schools. Of the 8,991 Black students at these schools, 4,182 were women and 4,809 were men. Therefore, men were 53.4 percent of all Black students. Men made up 66.6 percent of all students of all races at these theological schools.

The report found 3,459 full-time faculty members at the schools of theology. Of these 267, or 7.7 percent, were Black. Of the Black faculty members at these schools 64 percent were men.


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