Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Facts & Figures


Our Students

Active Students, Fall 2019
Total Students: 256
Students who identify as female: 65%
People of color: 42%
Student Age
20-29 years: 22%
30-39 years: 17%
40-49 years: 20%
50-59 years: 23%
60+ years: 18%
Average Time to Completion
Certificates: 2-4 semesters
36-hour MA: 2.5 years
60-hour MA: 3 years
72-hour MDiv: 4 years
Students who do not identify as Christian: 13%
Students who do not identify as Catholic: 30%
Students receiving a scholarship or grant from IPS: 29%
This does not include students receiving outside scholarships, federal aid, or other forms of financial assistance.

Course and Professor Reviews

Based on evaluations from the 2018-2019 Academic Year
"Overall, I rate this instructor as an excellent teacher."
4.5 out of 5
"Overall, I rate this course as excellent."
4.4 out of 5