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General Information:

Name of Institution: Global University
Address: 1211 S. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804 USA

Year Founded:

  • As ICI 1967
  • As Berean 1948
  • The two combined as Global University 2000

First Accredited: 1977 by DEAC (formerly DETC); 2010 by HLC

President: Dr. Gary L. Seevers

Participation in Funding Programs: G.I. Bill, DANTES


Accreditation Agency Contact Information:

(1) The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

230 South LaSalle Street,
Suite 7-500,
Chicago, Illinois 60604;
Telephone: 800-621-7440; Skype to call number Free
Fax: 312-263-7462;
Next scheduled review: 2024 - 2025

(2) State Approval and E-mail Contact Information:

Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education
MDHE Information Center
Phone: (800) 473-6757

Mission & Description:

Institution Mission Statement:

Global University is a Christian university in the Pentecostal tradition that:

  • integrates education and service through a worldwide network for student support
  • provides access to ministerial training from adult continuing education to the graduate level
  • produces curricular materials in multiple languages
  • serves the local church and Christian community through evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training through nonresidential distributed learning methods

Areas of Special Focus:

Training Pastors, Church leaders, and workers to better fulfill their calling, for service in and through local churches.

Description of Institution:

Global University has a combined history of more than 80 years of service, yet is on the cutting edge of technology with on-line courses. However, print courses remain a mainstay for those who prefer to study in print or do not have internet access. The goal is to make evangelism, discipleship, and training accessible to everyone-everywhere!

Student Demographic Profile: 2016 Graduation Statistics

- 410 graduates
- 60% male
- 40% female
- Average Age: 42 years at Graduation
- 45 graduates
- 80% male
- 20% female
- Average Age: 47 years at Graduation


Berean: View Program Details
Undergraduate: View Program Details
Graduate: View Program Details

Average Program Tuition/Cost per credit hour:

Berean: Costs
Undergraduate: Costs
Graduate: Costs

Success Indicators:

Graduation Rates

Graduate Programs (Matriculated Students between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012)

MA Ministerial Studies: 86%
MA Biblical Studies: 100%
M.Div. Master of Divinity: 33%

Undergraduate Programs (Matriculated Students in 2011)

Overall Program Completion Rate: 80%
BA Bible and Theology: 67%
BA Christian Education: 42%
BA Intercultural Studies: 43%

Number of Students Graduating in 2016

Graduate: 45 from the U.S. and 11 countries
Undergraduate: 268 (B.A.s) from the U.S. and 26 countries

Involvement in Ministry of Global University Graduates

Undergraduate Level

At graduation: 86% (2016)
5 Years After Graduation (2011 Graduates)
85% involved in ministry half-time or more

Satisfaction with Global University Degrees

Undergraduate 5 Years After Completed Degree (2011 Graduates)

Achieved Goals: 100%
Would Recommend the Institution to a Friend: 100%
Satisfaction with Program (Superior/Adequate): 100%

Preparation for Ministry:
Very Well Prepared 70%
Well Prepared 25%
Total = 95%

Course Completion Rates

Graduate Level: 74%
Undergraduate: 83%
Berean: 79%

Percentage of students surveyed in 2016 who responded that they:

Berean School of the Bible: (2016)

Achieved personal goals: 91%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 96%
Were satisfied with their studies: 98%

Undergraduate: (2016)

Achieved personal goals: 91%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 93%
Were satisfied with their studies: 94%

Graduate: (2016)

Achieved personal goals: 100%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 99%
Were satisfied with their studies: 100%