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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 Jr.

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 Email 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.

Institutional Objectives:

  • To provide general and theological education and training from a biblical worldview.
  • To provide educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels leading to various diplomas and degrees.
  • To provide non-degree service programs, including evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training.
  • To work cooperatively with schools, churches, district councils, education offices, state and federal educational agencies, the sponsoring church, and fraternal denominations and fellowships, to fulfill common purposes.
  • To develop and provide educational curricula and technologies culturally sensitive in a cross-cultural context in cooperation with the Assemblies of God World Missions and autonomous national churches.
  • To develop and provide educational curricula and technologies culturally sensitive in a cross-cultural context in cooperation with the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States.
  • To research, adapt, and utilize appropriate methods of educational delivery employing available technologies.
  • To serve as a specialized educational delivery resource for other educational institutions.
  • To cooperate in the educational delivery efforts of the General Council of the Assemblies of God schools to increase efficiency, avoid duplication, and better utilize resources.

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 online 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: 2019 Graduation Statistics

Undergraduate (37 countries):
– 259 graduates
– 60% male
– 40% female
– Average Age: 43 years at Graduation
– 27 graduates (10 Countries)
– 81% male
– 19% female
– Average Age: 48 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 in 2016 and 2017)

MA Ministerial Studies: 100%
MA Biblical Studies: 100%
MDiv Master of Divinity: 100%

Undergraduate Programs (Matriculated Students in 2014)

Overall Program Completion Rate: 84%
BA Bible and Theology: 65%
BA Christian Education: 100%
BA Intercultural Studies: 69%

Involvement in Ministry of Global University Graduates

Undergraduate Level

At graduation: 87% (2017)
5 Years After Graduation (2013 Graduates) – 73%

Satisfaction with Global University Degrees

Undergraduate 5 Years After Completed Degree (2013 Graduates)

Achieved Goals: 96%
Would Recommend the Institution to a Friend: 92%
Satisfaction with Program (Superior/Adequate): 88%

Preparation for Ministry:
Very Well Prepared 46%
Well Prepared 39%
Total = 85%

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: (2017)

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

Undergraduate: (2017)

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

Graduate: (2017)

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