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Accreditation

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is a private not-for-profit institution accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools. In 2012, both accreditors reaffirmed degree program(s) of study offered by Southeastern.


Because Southeastern is an institution of religious education, it has been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes (G.S.) 116-15(d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.


Contact the Commission on Colleges:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097

Call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern.

Website: www.sacscoc.org

The seminary has been accredited by SACS since 1978.


Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools


Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.


The Commission’s contact information is:


The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
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Fax: 421-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

The seminary has been accredited by ATS since 1958.

Educational Effectiveness

Placement data relies on graduates to report on a voluntary survey. This survey is distributed to graduates one year after their graduation. For these particular figures, this survey includes the respondents of 2016-2017 graduating classes.

The College at Southeastern seeks to place 60% of its graduates who seek vocational ministry into a vocational ministry position. For the 2016-17 respondents, 93% seeking vocational ministry were placed in a vocational ministry setting.

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At SEBTS, Graduation Rates are calculated by comparing the total number of First Time, Full-Time Students in a semester of a given year to the total number of these students who graduate by the end of the sixth subsequent academic year. All programs use the six-year time period for consistency across the institution.

The College at Southeastern seeks to graduate at least 55% of its undergraduate students within a six year period. For the Fall 2012 undergraduate cohort 47% of students graduated within six years.

The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary goal is that 70% of our graduate degree students graduate within a six year period. For the Fall 2012 graduate cohort 47% of students graduated within six years.

The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary goal is that 55% of our advanced degree students graduate within a six year period. For the Fall 2009 advanced degree cohort 52.94% of students graduated within six years (waiting on revised numbers for the Fall 2012 cohort).

At SEBTS, Retention Rates are calculated by comparing the total number of First Time, Full-Time Students in a semester of a given year to the total number of these students who registered for courses the next academic year.

The College at Southeastern seeks to retain at least 75% of its undergraduate students. For the Fall 2018 undergraduate cohort 80% of students returned the following academic year.

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to retain at least 85% of its graduate students. For the Fall 2018 graduate cohort 81% of students returned the following academic year.