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CTS at a Glance

Beginning as a college within Butler University in 1924, CTS incorporated as a free-standing seminary in 1958. Today CTS is an ecumenical graduate theological school of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For almost a century, CTS has pursued its mission of preparing ministers, counselors, and laypeople to serve as leaders of the church and the world.

Student Demographics

Total Students (as of Spring 2020) 161
Women 57%
Men 43%
Caucasian 92
African American 60
Latinx 4
American Indian/Alaskan/Pacific Island 3
Asian 2

Denominational Enrollment

Non-denominational 27
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ) 21
United Methodist 17
No Affiliation/Other 17
Baptist 7
Roman Catholic 7

Financial Aid Profile

Receiving Need-Based Aid 85%
Range of aid packages 50% – 100% of tuition


Total Full Time Faculty 17
Total Affiliate Faculty 6
Student-Faculty Ratio 7:1


Annual Budget $8.3 M
Endowment $122 M

CTS Statistics from 2019-2020