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Educational Effectiveness

Statement of Educational Effectiveness*

Martin Luther University College is committed to assuring and improving the quality of teaching it offers and learning it enables. Broad measures, such as time to completion, graduation and placement rates, are monitored. Quality assurance is informed by a variety of direct and indirect measures of student learning, including student surveys; course evaluations; and the direct assessment of student learning measured against clearly stated learning outcomes.

Student Graduation and Placement Rates*


  • Graduation rate within six years: 90% (2017) and 80% (2016) and 75% (2015)
  • Placement for 2016-17 graduates: 100%

Professional MA

  • Graduation rate within four years: 91% (2017) and 94% (2016) and 82% (2015)
  • Placement for 2016-17 graduates: 57%

*Graduation rates are calculated over time spans defined by the Association of Theological Schools.

The principal-dean and the Comprehensive Evaluation Committee co-ordinate the degree program assessment process for the purpose of student formation and institutional improvement. For questions about Luther’s program of assessment and educational effectiveness, please contact the office of the principal-dean.

*While the summative statement apply to all programs at Martin Luther University College, the graduation and placement rates are only provided for those programs approved by the Association of Theological Schools for the purpose of meeting ATS requirements.

Educational effectiveness is ensured partly by a variety of quality care standards through Laurier's Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) as well as by our affiliations with various academic-accrediting bodies. For details, visit our Accreditation and Affiliations page. Recent reviews of our programs are available on Laurier's Cyclical Program Review page.