In this report, we at Rocky Mountain School of Ministry and Theology (RMSMT) wish to share with you what God has been doing in our school. Since offering our first course in the fall of 2015 with a total of 7 students, RMSMT has grown to an enrollment of 61 students. More and more students continue to apply for admission. In the spring of 2016, RMSMT adopted an online format and went worldwide. That spring we doubled our enrollment and matriculated students from Kenya, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the USA. Today, the number of countries with students taking classes at RMSMT has increased 300%. We now have students from Singapore, Philippines, Haiti, South Korea, Mongolia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, UK, Canada, India, Columbia, and the USA. A total of 30 students are from outside the United States with 26 of these from third world countries.
Our school has also grown academically in program offerings from offering two Masters degrees at our inception to now offering four Masters degrees. We now have Master of Arts Degrees in Biblical Studies, Biblical Studies with Languages, Christian Ministry, and Christian Counseling.
Our faculty has also grown from 8 faculty with doctorates at our inception to a total of 11 faculty with doctorates. We have just recently added Dr. Mike and Mary Shapiro and Jennifer Konzen. In addition we have just appointed two deans, Dr. Timothy Sumerlin and Dr. Steve Kinnard.
We have also been blessed to set up international hubs with hub directors to initiate contact with other parts of the world and to encourage students to be trained on the graduate level in ways to help increase their effectiveness as ministers and servants of Jesus. We now have a hub in India overseen by Roger Mathew, a hub in Kenya overseen by William Siwa, a hub in the Philippines and southeast Asia overseen by Dr. Rolan Monje, a hub for Korea overseen by Jaeho Park, and a developing hub for South America in Spanish overseen by Sebastian Serra with the help of one of our students Pedro Figueroa. We are working to develop a hub in China in Chinese.
In our desire to help third world students be trained, we have provided 75% or greater tuition scholarships for their training. This has made it possible for those students to not only afford graduate level training in Bible, Ministry, and Counseling, but to also be able to remain in their ministry settings to take the gospel to their part of the world.