Institutions and Faith Affiliations Represented, 2021–2022

A wide range of faith traditions characterizes the YDS student body, and the ecumenical nature of YDS—coupled with diverse racial, cultural, and social associations on campus—nurtures students in their own faiths while enhancing their understanding of the many other traditions represented on campus. Students also hail from a variety of prior educational affiliations representing colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. In 2021–22, students identified with thirty-four different faith traditions including many of the largest mainline U.S. denominations such as the Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church; the Roman Catholic Church; evangelical denominations such as the Southern Baptist Convention; and historic black churches including the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Alumni/ae of 293 colleges and universities were represented, ranging from Ivy League institutions including Yale and Harvard; to small liberal arts institutions such as Wellesley and Amherst; to large state universities including Florida State and the University of Arizona; to HBCUs such as Morehouse and Spelman; to Christian schools such as Olivet Nazarene and St. Olaf.

General Summary

M.A.R. students 144
M.Div. students 154
S.T.M. students 15
Total number of degree students 313
Research affiliates 5
International exchange students 4
Nondegree students 1
Total number of institutions represented 293
Total number of faith affiliations represented 34