Pillsbury College & Seminary-Equipping Ministers and Training Counselors through Affordable Distance Learning Education


Pillsbury College & Seminary represents a personal and practical distance-learning alternative approach to Christian education. By its very nature, Pillsbury is too innovative and experimental to fit into the traditional mold established by most official accrediting agencies in the United States. At its founding, however, the College & Seminary did adopt and meet all of the structural, financial, and academic guidelines established by an officially recognized accrediting agency.

Pillsbury, furthermore, does uphold the highest standards of academic excellence, ethical conduct, and moral integrity to assure that all the degrees awarded are absolutely legitimate and totally honorable. The College & Seminary is owned, controlled, and operated by FreeWay Foundation . . . formerly Christian Civic Foundation . . . a widely respected, legally recognized Christian educational institution originally chartered by the State of Missouri in 1890.

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As a Christian school, Pillsbury College & Seminary was granted an "exemption" by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education of the State of Missouri on August 19, 1992.

In January, 2003, Pillsbury College & Seminary was granted "Accredited" status by the Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges, and Theological Seminaries. ACI is an independent non-profit corporation chartered as an accrediting agency for small Bible colleges and specialized Christian schools, institutes, and seminaries.

ACI is dedicated to assisting those institutions of Christian higher education to gain a quality, non-regional accreditation, characterized by academic excellence and ethical practices. It has a current membership of over 300 schools in 39 states. Because of the convictions of its member schools in support of religious freedom and the separation of church and state, ACI has elected not to request official recognition as an accrediting agency from the U.S. Department of Education.

Persons whose professional or career goals require certification by a state or federal government agency should check in advance to determine whether a degree from Pillsbury College & Seminary would be acceptable. Individuals needing to earn a regionally accredited degree in one of the disciplines offered by Pillsbury may wish to investigate comparable programs offered at more traditional on-campus institutions currently accredited by a regional association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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