Student Body Profile

Our student body consists of 160-180 students in master and doctoral level degree programs. Students at Campbell represent a wide range of ages and life circumstances. Some students have recently received their undergraduate degrees. Some students are middle-aged and are preparing for a second career. There are also students who are older adults. The ratio of female students to male students is close to 50:50. Each year, approximately 40% of our student body represents minority ethnic backgrounds, including students of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American heritage. In addition, although Campbell Divinity has a history of Baptist-affiliation, approximately 40% of divinity school students come from denominational traditions other than Baptist. Denominations represented include Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, A.M.E. Zion, Non-Denominational, Pentecostal Holiness, and more. Our students are preparing to be pastors, chaplains, missionaries, ministers in urban settings, professors, music ministers, youth ministers, counselors, and ministers in a variety of other settings.

Campbell Divinity School is able to offer learning in such a diverse environment, because it looks to its mission statement and includes students who can affirm and claim Christ as Lord, the Bible as authority, and ministry as calling. We find that the diverse environment of our school and the varied experiences of our students provide an opportunity for meaningful discussion and the possibility of learning from one another, both in and out of the classroom.