Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Seminary’s probation lifted by the Higher Learning Commission


The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has changed the Saint Paul School of Theology’s academic status from “Accredited – Probation” to “Accredited.”

The seminary was placed on probation in February 2017 when it was determined to be out of compliance with the HLC’s criteria for accreditation. The decision for full accreditation went into effect on Feb. 28.

“HLC took this action based on the institution’s ability to demonstrate it now meets HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation,” the HLC said in a statement.

“For 60 years, Saint Paul School of Theology has supplied excellence in theological education, and our previous challenges have inspired us to strive beyond excellence,” Saint Paul’s said in a statement. “We are excited about our future and thank you for your continued support of the seminary’s mission.”

Saint Paul School of Theology is a seminary of the United Methodist Church with one mission in two locations. The Oklahoma campus is located at Oklahoma City University, and the Kansas campus is located at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.


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