Finding the Right Seminary: Influences on Institutional Choice, Expectations, and Satisfaction among Latino/a Seminarians



This fourth report in a series of Latino Research@ND reports on Latinos/as and theological education identifies the key factors that influence Latino/a seminarians’ choice of educational institution and examines whether these students’ institutional expectations are being met. We find that Latino/a seminarians share many of the same concerns as their white and especially African American counterparts for a theologically compatible, quality education without undue financial burden. Though they are generally satisfied with the institutions they choose to attend, there is a pronounced gap between the importance ascribed to finances in choosing one’s seminary and the adequacy of the financial aid one’s institution offers.


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  • Report

  • Caroline Viernes Sotello Turner

  • Kari Jo Verhulst

  • Edwin I. Hernández

  • Jeffrey Smith

  • Milagros Peña

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  • 2008-05-01

  • Religion

  • English

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