Academic Accreditation 

Conception Seminary College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is authorized to grant the following degrees and certificates: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Bachelors in Philosophical and Theological Studies and a certificate in Pre-Theological Studies. CSC is dedicated to providing an enriching and rigorous intellectual formation program for its students in service of dioceses and religious orders.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: (800) 621-7440
Website: Higher Learning Commission

Notification of Public Input

As part of this process for reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, the HLC requires that all interested parties and stakeholders receive the following invitation to comment on the College:


Conception Seminary College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit January 22–23, 2018, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Conception Seminary College has been accredited by HLC since 1960. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to the following address:

Public Comment on Conception Seminary College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

Organizational Memberships

Conception Seminary College is also a member of the following organizations:

  • National Association of College Seminaries
  • American Association of Higher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices

Missouri Department of Higher Education Complaint Resolution

The Missouri Department of Higher Education serves as a The Missouri Department of Higher Education serves as a clearinghouse for student complaints in higher education in cases where a student has first exhausted all avenues for resolution at his or her institution. The MDHE complaint policy and filing instructions may be accessed here.

Title IX Statement

Conception Seminary College fully complies with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in enforcing Title IX legislation.  Title IX states:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

For further information about Title IX, see:

To report a Title IX issue or complaint, contact:

Fr. Peter Ullrich, OSB
Conception Seminary College
PO Box 502
Conception, MO 64433
(660) 944-2850

The Clery Act Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is part of Conception Seminary College’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  In this report, you will find information about reporting crime, safety and security policies and programs, crime statistics, fire safety and fire statistics.

A notice of reportable incidents required by The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act can be found here.


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