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VTS At A Glance

Since 1938, Virginia Theological Seminary has been an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools and is nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a “reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education” within the meaning of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA).
Student Body Profile *
Total enrolled: 222
Master in Divinity: 105
Master of Arts: 14
Doctoral Programs: 71
Theology and Anglican Studies: 7
Non-degree Students: 12
Continuing Education Students: 70
International Students: 6

Student Body Demographics * 
Median MDiv Student Age: 40
(17% in their 20's)
MDiv Married: 65
MDiv Men/Women: 50%/50%

Alumni Profile *
Total Alumni: 3,297
Placement Rate: 91%
U.S. Dioceses (where Alumni serve): 104
Bishops (Alumni serving as): 115
Countries (Alumni serving in): 55

Academic Profile *
Available Courses: 66
Full-time Faculty: 21
Adjunct Faculty: 8
Academic Programs: 13
Field Education/Contextual Ministry Sites: 114
Books Published by Faculty in the Last Five Years: 23

Campus Profile *
Address: 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Campus Acreage: 88 Acres
Buildings on Campus: 63
Total Staff: 114
Print Books in the Library242,000
eBooks in the Library: 330,000
Espresso Beverages available in the Flamingo: 9 

Leadership Profile *
Founded: 1823
Dean & President: The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. 
Academic Dean: The Rev. Melody Knowles, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Life: The Rev. Ruthanna Hooke, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees Chair: David H. Charlton, Ph.D.
Board of Trustees members: 33

Memberships & Affiliations *
Association of Theological Schools, since 1938
Washington Theological Consortium, since 1969
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, since 2014

* As of August 1, 2020


Virginia Theological Seminary is listed as a 501(c)(3) institution under the US Internal Revenue Code. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304  |  Phone: 703-370-6600 or 800-941-0083 | Employee Directory