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Accreditation

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
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

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 www.hlcommission.org/comment.

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 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: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201404-title-ix.pdf

To report a Title IX issue or complaint, contact:

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

Security Report

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.

Student Achievement Data

Graduation and Retention Rates for Traditional First Time Students Seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree

Year IPED Cohort Retention to next year Retention % Graduates of the Cohorts Graduation Rate
2006 13 12 92.31% 8 61.54%
2007 18 16 88.89% 11 61.11%
2008 12 8 66.67% 2 16.67%
2009 12 10 83.33% 5 41.67%
2010 18 16 88.89% 9 50.00%
2011 14 13 92.86% 8 57.14%
2012 14 8 57.14% 4 28.57%
2013 19 16 84.21% 11 57.89%
2014 16 5 31.25% 4 80%
2015 19 11 57.89% 7 36.84%
2016 11 5 45.45% 1 9.09%
2017 14 6 42.86%    
2018 8 6 75.00%    
2019 4 3 75.00%    
2020 3        

IPED Cohort = First time, full time, degree-seeking student

 


Graduation and Retention Rates for Pre-Theology Students Seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree

Semester Number of New Pre-Theology Students Retention to next year Retention % Number of Graduates of the Cohorts Graduation Rate
2011 Fall 3 3 100.00% 3 100.00%
2012 Spring 1 1 100.00% 0 0.00%
2012 Fall 2 2 100.00% 2 100.00%
2013 Spring 0        
2013 Fall 2 1 50.00% 1 100.00%
2014 Spring 1 1 100.00% 1 100.00%
2014 Fall 1 1 100.00% 1 100.00%
2015 Spring 0        
2015 Fall 7 6 85.71% 4 66.67%
2016 Spring 1 1 100.00% 1 100.00%
2016 Fall 4 4 100.00% 3 75.00%
2017 Spring 1 0      
2017 Fall 5 4 80% 4 100.00%
2018 Spring 0 0      
2018 Fall 0 0      
2019 Spring 0 0      
2019 Fall 2 1   1 100.00%
2020 Spring 0 0      
2020 Fall 2 0      
2021 Spring 0        

For more information on student outcome data, demographics, financial aid, campus safety, and other matters, please see Conception’s listing on the College Navigator website.

Conception Seminary College makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.  All College facilities to which a student must have access are zero-entry or ramp accessible.  Classroom technology exists to aid students with hearing impairments.  Other accommodations are made as needed.

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