Consumer Information Disclosure
Shiloh University is an accredited University and Seminary offering Biblical, Theological, Ministry, and Liberal Arts programs 100% online. Starting at just $150 per credit for Undergraduate students, it is the University’s mission to provide students with access to affordable Christian education while minimizing the need for student debt. The University’s quality programs of study not only challenge students to grow academically, but they prepare students for a fruitful Christian life. All programs are taught 100% online, allowing students in any location to pursue a life-changing Christian education while remaining active in their communities.
Name of Institution: Shiloh University
Address: 100 Shiloh Drive, Kalona, IA 52247
Year Founded: 2006
First Accredited: 2012 Current Accreditation Expires: 2020
CEO/President: Christopher J. Reeves
Shiloh University is a nonprofit religious corporation incorporated in the state of Iowa. As a nonprofit religious corporation, Shiloh University does not have owners. The school is subordinate to and operates under the direction of the Apostolic Company, DBA The Living Word Fellowship.
The purpose of Shiloh University is to provide high-quality, practical, and affordable online Christian higher education programs to a worldwide audience. Shiloh University seeks to nurture in its students a personal relationship with God and a true knowledge of the Bible, His Word. The University is committed to teaching biblical principles and equipping men and women in the application of these principles in their lives and ministries.
Programs, Courses, and Faculty
Shiloh University offers programs in a number of areas including Biblical and Theological Studies, Christian Ministry, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Check out our Academics page for more information about degree and certificate options. University programs are supported by a passionate faculty that is qualified by both education and experience.
Information about recommended textbook vendors can be found here. A complete list of required and supplementary course materials is available to students within the online classroom.
Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
Credits from course work earned at other seminaries or colleges or test-out credit earned (such as Advanced Placement test credit) may be transferable to the degree programs offered by Shiloh University. Find out more about the University Transfer Credit policies and Articulation Agreements here.
Tuition and Aid Availability
It is Shiloh University’s mission to provide a world-class education at rates that are as affordable as possible. For information about our program and course costs, check out our Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral tuition pages.
Shiloh University is a Federal Student Aid–eligible institution offering a full range of tuition assistance programs as well as scholarships and discounts. Visit our Tuition and Aid pages for more information, or contact the Financial Aid Office. For incoming freshman considering full-time enrollment, check out our Net Price Calculator and find entrance and exit counseling information here.
Financial Aid Office Contact Information
Phone: (319) 656-2447
Services for Students with Disabilities
Shiloh University is committed to providing accessible education whenever possible to the disabled community. Find out more about our accessibility initiative and disability services here.
Privacy of Student Records—Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Student records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Faculty, staff, and student workers have access to education records for the sole purpose of performing their jobs professionally and responsibly. They have a responsibility to protect the confidentiality of education records in their possession, regardless of the medium in which the records are presented.
For more information about Shiloh University’s dedication to the privacy of student records, check out our Student Privacy page.
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
(Formerly the Distance Education and Training Council—DETC)
1601 18th Street NW, Suite 2
Washington, DC 20009
DEAC is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 955-6126
Iowa State Licensure
Postsecondary Registration Administrator
430 E. Grand Ave., 3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920
Phone: (515) 725-3413
Website: https://iowacollegeaid.gov/content/contact-iowa-college-aid – contact page
Shiloh University is recognized and licensed by the State of Iowa as a post-secondary degree–granting institution.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: (303) 541-0283
Shiloh University is an approved SARA Institution, which enables it to admit students from any SARA participating state. For information on Shiloh University’s authority to operate in each state, refer to the University’s State Licensure Information summary.
Student Demographic Profile
|Student Demographic Highlights (2016/2017):|
|Student Average Age||51|
|International Students||08 %|
|Minority Students||19 %|
|Female Students||39 %|
|Percentage of students surveyed in 2015/2016 who responded that they:|
|Achieved their learning goals||97 %|
|Would recommend the University to a friend||99 %|
|Were satisfied with their studies||100 %|
Program Graduation and Continuation Rates
Rate given includes students who have either graduated or continue to study divided by the total number of students who have enrolled in each program in the last 5 years (including those who withdrew before earning a degree). All programs are reported for the 5-year period ending August 31, 2016.
|Associate of Arts||71%|
|Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Pastoral Studies||80%|
|Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies||N/A|
|Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Studies||N/A|
|Master of Arts in Theological Studies||N/A|
|Master of Divinity||70%|
|Doctor of Ministry||N/A|
Statistics are not provided for programs marked “N/A” because they have not been offered long enough to begin reporting appropriate graduation rates.
The Student Right-To-Know Act of 1990, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965, requires all institutions of higher education participating in any program under HEA Title IV (Federal Student Aid) to disclose the graduation rate of certificate and degree seeking first-time, full-time students. While the University does offer programs for first-time full-time students, to date, the University has primarily had an adult-learner and part-time student body. As of the end of the 2015-2016 award year, the University has had no first-time full-time students, graduates or otherwise.
Loan Default Rate and Median Borrowing
The University became a Federal Aid eligible institution in October 2016. Therefore, it cannot report 3-year default rates until at least the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Award Year. Also, considering the University’s recent eligibility for Federal Aid, the median borrowing rate for the most recently completed award year (2015-2016) is 0%.
Job and Educational Placement
Shiloh University does not provide job placement services, nor does it publish job or education placement rates for its graduates. The University does not represent its offerings as programs which lead to “gainful Employment” as defined by the Department of Education and the Higher Education Act.
The University’s programs are designed to lead toward increased effectiveness in ministry and in life. This may lead to employment opportunities, deeper involvement in lay ministry, or increased effectiveness in employment that a student already had. The nature of ministry education, and the variety of requirements each organization has for ministry employment, make it very difficult to provide meaningful employment statistics.
Shiloh University is a truly online school: 100% of its courses are offered online and there are no residency requirements. While it does have an administrative housing in southeast Iowa, it holds no campus activities. Because of this, some of the information typically required for disclosure is not applicable to Shiloh University:
Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University is exempt from the Higher Education Opportunity Act enacted on Aug. 14, 2008, which requires institutions that maintain on-campus housing facilities to publish a vaccination policy.
Campus Security Policy, Crime Reporting, and Emergency Response Procedures
Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University is exempt from Federal regulations requiring the release of campus security information, crime statistics, and emergency response procedures. This includes the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log
Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University is exempt from the Higher Education Opportunity Act enacted on August 14, 2008, which requires institutions that maintain on-campus housing facilities to publish an annual fire safety report that contains information about campus fire safety practices and standards of the institution. For those who work in the administrative offices of Shiloh University in Kalona, Iowa, a fire safety report from our leasing organization, the Shiloh church and conference center, can be made available upon request.
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Disclosures
Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% and does not participate in intercollegiate athletic programs, the University is exempt from the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, which requires institutions to publish intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and financial support data. It is also exempt from publishing graduation and transfer-out rates for students who receive athletically related student aid as required by the Student Right-to-Know Act.
Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University does not hold formal voter registration events. Iowa residents are encouraged to register to vote and to participate in voting. Note that the state of Iowa has enacted the motor vehicle/voter registration provisions of the National Voter Registration Act; therefore, the University is not obligated to distribute voter registration forms to its students.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
Shiloh University believes that the illegal use of drugs and alcohol presents a serious health and safety hazard to the college community and interferes with educational and occupational success. The University fully complies with the Drug Free School and Communities Act of 1989 to prohibit the illegal possession, consumption, and distribution of drugs and illegal use of alcohol on University property or during activities officially sponsored by the University.
Students, faculty, and staff may not participate in the illegal use of alcoholic beverages or drugs on University property, during classes, or in connection with activities officially sponsored by the University.
Shiloh University supports all federal, state, and local ordinances pertaining to alcohol and drugs and will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities to protect the students, staff, and faculty of the University from the illegal possession, purchase, sale, and manufacture of controlled substances and the illegal use of alcohol. The University will refer offenders to the proper civil authorities. Regardless of whether the legal action is pursued by the University or outside agencies, disciplinary action will be taken by the University for violations of the law, or University policy. In addition, all college faculty, staff, and student employees must be in compliance with the Shiloh University Drug Free Workplace Policy.
Any student suspected of being in violation of these regulations while on University property may be subject to disciplinary proceedings. Students who are found guilty may be subject to administrative actions: oral warning, written warning, admonition, reprimand, and/or use of counseling procedures or subject to disciplinary penalties: expulsion, suspension, probated suspension, disciplinary probation, and other educationally sound sanctions. Financial aid recipients may also lose aid eligibility.
Available Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Re-entry Programs:
Individuals with alcohol abuse issues are recommended to find a local Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group. The following institutions are also recommended to find locally available support services: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online, it does not offer in-person student activities or organizations. Check our Student Affairs page for more information about our various student services.
Copyright Infringement and File Sharing
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504 and 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to 5 years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov..