Global University, the dedicated distance learning institution of the Assemblies of God, received full regional accreditation on February 22, 2010, based on a decision of the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association's Board of Trustees. Global is now one of more than 1,200 universities and colleges fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
"My heartfelt congratulations to the leadership, staff and supporters of Global University for this magnificent achievement," says Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the U.S. Assemblies of God.
Dr. Gary Seevers, president of Global University, believes the accreditation brings a considerable weight of added validation to Global University's longstanding traditions of institutional organization and governance, and high academic standards. It also makes the distance learning model increasingly attractive to prospective students.
"Accreditation is an indication of recognized or endorsed quality in education," Seevers says. "Global University was commended during the accreditation process for its unique, high-quality programs and distance education delivery that advance its mission to evangelize and disciple nations of people, and we are doing so in the power of the Holy Spirit."
Seevers adds that Global's regional accreditation is now on par with such respected institutions as the University of Phoenix, Evangel University, AG Theological Seminary and Oral Roberts University.
"We offer warm congratulations to Global University and its administrative team, faculty and staff on the announcement of the bestowal of regional accreditation," says Dr. G. Robert Cook, executive vice president of The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education. "Achieving this standard of academic accreditation is the result of arduous, diligent work."
Global University students, prospective students or alumni with questions about Global's accreditation are urged to visit its Web site and read the FAQ page on accreditation or call 1-800-483-1083.