The Center for the Study of Theological Education (CSTE) provides reliable information and perspectives on theological education in North America. It conducts a "cycle of surveys" that revisits segments of theological education--students, graduates, facultyadministrators, trustees, and seminary finances--regularly, in order to track trends over time. CSTE also studies special topics, such as student debt, doctoral education in theology and religion, and the culture of theological schools.

Research results are available as issues of the occasional bulletin Auburn Studies or as special background reports. All reports are available on this site in PDF format.  Paper copies of recent reports are available by e-mailing: Some project results are also available in video format and more will appear in this form in the future.

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background and creation of
CSTE's research program