Due to the number of students completing a program in a particular year from which the placement rate is calculated the programs have been combined and reported with a single rate in order to protect the identity of the students. The placement rate percentage is determined through a survey sent to the graduating class of each year to determine the number of graduating students who indicate placement in a ministry position within a year of completion of their program of study.
Ministry Placement Rates of all Undergraduate Programs
Valor Class of 2018-36%
Valor Class of 2019-29%
Valor Class of 2020-26.67%
After careful review of our graduate surveys, we have found that the majority of our gradutes fall into three different groups.
Graduates who are in Ministry and who plan to remain in ministry;
Graduates who work outside of ministry and classifying their work in ministry as their avocation; and
Graduates who have chosen to continue their education in our new Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry Program which launched in Fall 2021.
Valor Class of 2021
When asked about enrolling in the Bacheor's Degree Program at Valor Christian College, we received the following responses:
35.29% will have full-time employment outside of ministry
11.76% will have full-time employment in ministry
50% Extremely likley
26.46% Quite/Moderately/Slightly Likely
**This survey had a 34% response rate.
Valor Class of 2022
The 2022 graduates responded to a number of questions that were not included in previous graduate surveys. We expanded this graduate survey so that we could gather more information about our graduates and their experience.
Please indicate your employment status after graduation.
If you are or will be employed, please indicate your area of employment in ministry?
31.76% responded that they have or will have full-time employment outside of ministry
11.76% responded that they have or will have full-time employment inside of ministry
27.06% responded that they will be continuing their education at VC-enrolling in the BA Program
When asked about enrolling in the Bachelor's Degree Program at Valor Christian College, we received the following responses:
28.24% responded that they are or they will be employed as a Pastor
14.12% responded that they are or they will be working in the local church offices of a church
5.88% responded that they are or they will be working in ministry outside of a church (Chaplain, Miltary Chaplain, Prison Chaplain)
10.59% responded that they are or they will be working with the Praise and Worship Team at a local church
9.41% responded that they are or will be working with the Youth at a local church
5.89% responded that they are or will be working with the Children's Ministry at a local church
25.88% responded that they will not be working in Ministry (40% of these graduates indicated that they will be continuing their education)
44.71% Extremely Likely
8.24% Quite Likely
20.00% Moderately Likely
*This survey had a 85% response rate.
*Ministry related positions include but are not limited to:
Senior Pastor/Minister, Associate Pastor/Minister, Assistant Pastor/Minister, Youth Pastor/Minister/Ministries Director, Evangelist, Children’s Pastor/Minister/Children’s Ministries Director, Music Minister/Ministry Director, Worship Team Member (singers, musicians), Choir Director, Children’s Choir Director, Artistic Director, Missionary/Missions Director (Urban or Foreign Country), Adult Ministries Director, Educational Ministries Director, Religious Education Director, Senior Adults Director, Student Ministries Director, Women’s Ministries Director, Church Business Manager, Church Book Keeper, Church Facilities Manager
**Decrease in placement of the graduates is believed to be due to COVID
Dean of Students
Valor Christian College
P.O. Box 800
Columbus, OH 43216-0800
Phone: (614) 837-4088