Name of Institution: Global University
Address: 1211 S. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804 USA
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,
Chicago, Illinois 60604;
Telephone: 800-621-7440; Skype to call number Free
Next scheduled review: 2024 – 2025
(2) Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation
Global University holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407-207-0808). Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.
(3) State Approval and Email Contact Information:
Global University is incorporated in the State of Missouri and is authorized to operate as an independent, exempt university by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. See Website: https://dhewd.mo.gov/public-and-independent-colleges.php
Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education
MDHE Information Center
Phone: (800) 473-6757
(4) Approved Assemblies of God School:
Global University has the endorsement of the Association for Assemblies of God Higher Education. See their website: http://colleges.ag.org/
Institution Mission Statement:
Global University is a Christian university in the Pentecostal tradition that:
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: 2020 Graduation Statistics
|Undergraduate (35 countries):
– 157 graduates
– 66% male
– 34% female
– Average Age: 43 years at Graduation
|Graduate (10 countries):
– 39 graduates
– 77% male
– 23% female
– Average Age: 49 years at Graduation
Global University does not participate in federal financial aid Title IV programs. Global University also does not require students to declare their racial or ethnic identities and is not mandated to do so by government or accrediting agencies.
Global University provides degree and non-degree programs that prepare students for a variety of ministry positions. Global University does not place students in ministry positions nor does it grant ministerial credentials.
Graduate Programs (Matriculated Students in 2016 and 2017)
MA Ministerial Studies: 100%
MA Biblical Studies: 92%
MDiv Master of Divinity: NA (No matriculated students for this time period)
Undergraduate Programs (Matriculated Students in 2016)
Overall Program Completion Rate: 76%
BA Bible and Theology: 74%
BA Christian Education: 92%
BA Intercultural Studies: 100%
Involvement in Ministry of Global University Graduates
At graduation: 86% (2020)
5 Years After Graduation (2015 Graduates) – 88%
Satisfaction with Global University Degrees
Undergraduate 5 Years After Completed Degree (2015 Graduates)
Achieved Goals: 93%
Would Recommend the Institution to a Friend: 93%
Satisfaction with Program (Superior/Adequate): 98%
Preparation for Ministry:
Very Well Prepared 55%
Well Prepared 35%
Total = 90%
Course Completion Rates (2019)
Graduate Level: 72%
Percentage of students surveyed in 2020 who responded that they:
Undergraduate: (2020) N = 97
Achieved personal goals: 96%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 99%
Were satisfied with their studies: 99%
Graduate: (2020 study of 2015 Graduates)
Achieved personal goals: 100%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 100%
Were satisfied with their studies: 100%
Global University is an open-admission, affordable, start anytime distance learning institution. Our form of distance learning requires a self-directive attitude and self-discipline.
Undergraduate School of Bible and Theology
At the undergraduate level, Global University defines retention as any course enrollment activity in the second year after completion of GUO1011 Essentials of Learning at Global University.
Note: data represent US part-time degree-seeking students (majority are part-time).
Graduate School of Theology
At the graduate level, retention is defined as a new student enrolling in at least one course in the subsequent year.
Note: data represent all full-time and part-time graduate students, US and Internatio