In case you’re wondering where all the SWBTS students are going, Baptist Blogger has just discovered that while the Fort Worth seminary’s enrollment has fallen to 2700, Dallas Seminary’s is climbing higher and higher.
In related news, SWBTS will graduate 247 students, including five undergraduate and ten doctoral candidates, and toward the lowest number of Spring graduates in at least twenty seven years.
Dallas Seminary, on the other hand, will graduate 379 students, 278 men and 101 women.
We also notice that Dallas Seminary doesn’t have the chapel capacity for their graduates, so they use Prestonwood Baptist Church in far north Dallas. Southwestern, on the other hand, is working overtime to raise money for a
3500 2700 seat chapel auditorium to hold their falling number of graduates. More later on the SWBTS chapel snafus that have required major architectural revisions….
But for perspective, note the following comparison of graduates since Patterson took the helm:
2007 SWBTS Grads — 247
2006 SWBTS Grads — 260
2005 SWBTS Grads –255
2004 SWBTS Grads — 299
Hemphill’s Presidency, last four years:
2003 SWBTS Grads — 288 (Hemphill resigns)
2002 SWBTS Grads — 423
2001 SWBTS Grads — 319
2000 SWBTS Grads — 372