The following statistics reflect where SPC graduates were at the time of data collection. These numbers will change as graduates make occasional employment transitions.
During graduate "exit interviews" more than 50% indicated that they desire pastoral ministry positions. About 40% of the grads were moving towards their earned degree related vocations [counselling; music, global work or not for profit organizations].
Those listed in "Church Ministry" are usually serving in the area of their major and are in pastoral roles. This includes graduates who serve as global workers. In some cases the numbers may include a married couple who serve together in a ministry position.
In their graduating year, it is typical for some graduates to take whatever jobs are available until they can secure a ministry position. Therefore, some of the graduates of 2018-19 are still in a transition phase. Several graduates who are working in “general” jobs are often involved in church ministries as volunteers.
Those who are taking further Education are usually in seminary but some do take studies at secular universities.
"General Work" reflects a variety of vocations, including marketplace ministry.
"Christian Service" refers to work related to a student’s program but the primary activity is in para-church, not for profit, chaplaincy, and community or social service occupations.
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Most students are from British Columbia, but about 20% of students come from outside the province. About 20 different denominations are represented at Summit, with about 25% of students coming from non-PAOC churches
PROGRAM COMPLETION RATES
During the years of 2013 to 2019, 88% of students who entered college at SPC completed their programs. The average retention rate during the same period is over 65%. The overall average GPA for students this past year was 2.85%.
Student Ministry participation is over 93% annually (on average over several semesters). It is estimated that SPC students contribute more than 30,000 hours of volunteer ministry service each academic year. This service includes community work, church and para-church ministry, internship assistance, and mission trip focused ministry support.