About GRTS

Quick Facts

Founded: 1948
Denomination: Multi-denominational
Accreditation: Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission
Faculty: 32 professors (nine full-time, two part-time and 21 adjunct). The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1
Enrollment: 359 students are enrolled for the Spring 2015 semester
Gender: 60 percent of students are male; 40 percent are female
Campus: GRTS and Cornerstone University share a 130-acre campus less than five miles northeast of downtown Grand Rapids and 40 minutes from Lake Michigan
Cost: Tuition at GRTS is $520 per credit hour for the 2015-16 year
Financial Aid: 73 percent of those who apply for a scholarship or grant receive financial aid


GRTS is a graduate school that prepares biblically and culturally informed ministry leaders for service through Christ’s church. The seminary exists to achieve the following six purposes:

  1. To advance biblical, theological and ministry knowledge and skill.
  2. To nurture theological, spiritual and leadership formation.
  3. To encourage the development of critical thinking and worldview formation governed by biblical teaching.
  4. To nurture a global ministry perspective.
  5. To enhance the cultural relevance of ministry practice within the bounds of a distinctively Christian theological framework.
  6. To encourage lifelong and collaborative learning.


Click on the images below to explore the demographics that make up Grand Rapids Theological Seminary:

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