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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 of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA/HLC)

30 North LaSalle Street,
Suite 2400,
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504;
Telephone: 800-621-7440;
Fax: 312-263-7462;
Next scheduled review: 2024 - 2025

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

(2) The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2
Washington, D.C. 20009
Telephone: (202) 234-5100
Fax: (202) 332-1386
Next scheduled review: 2015


(3) 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: 2014 Graduation Statistics

- 415 graduates
- 68% male
- 32% female
- Average Age: 42 years at Graduation
- 58 graduates
- 76% male
- 24% female
- Average Age: 49 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, 2010 and June 30, 2011 [for 2014 report])

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

Undergraduate Programs (Matriculated Students in 2009 [for 2014 report])

BA Bible and Theology: 81%
BA Christian Education: 86%
BA Intercultural Studies: 80%

2nd BA Bible and Theology: 91%
2nd BA Christian Education: 100%
2nd BA Intercultural Studies: 100%

Licenciatura en Biblia y Teologia: 100%

Number of Students Graduating in 2014

Graduate: 58 from the U.S. and 14 countries
Undergraduate: 415 (B.A.s) from the U.S. and 33 countries
Berean: 350 from the U.S.

Involvement in Ministry of Global University Graduates

Undergraduate Level

At graduation: 91% (2014)
5 Years After Graduation (2009)
86% involved in ministry half-time or more

Satisfaction with Global University Degrees

Undergraduate 5 Years After Completed Degree (2009)

Achieved Goals: 86%
Would Recommend the Institution to a Friend: 100%
Satisfaction with Program (Superior/Adequate): 100%
A word from a recent Global University graduate

Course Completion Rates (2013)

Graduate Level: 85%
Undergraduate: 83%
Berean: 80%

Percentage of students surveyed in 2014 who responded that they:

Berean School of the Bible:

Achieved personal goals: 90%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 96%
Were satisfied with their studies: 98%


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

Graduate (2013):

Achieved personal goals: 96%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 93%
Were satisfied with their studies: 94%