WASC visit update

Today, the Western Association of Senior College & University Commission visiting team completed a two-day visit. The chairman of the visiting team, Dr. John Jackson, left the following response:

“The WSCUC Special Visit Team was greatly encouraged by the level of board and community engagement with the previous report. We look forward to the commission taking an action that will be most helpful for the institution.”

Since 1975, The Master’s University and Seminary has received its accreditation from WSCUC. Over the years, WSCUC‘s feedback has served to strengthen the institution. We are grateful for this long-standing relationship and are committed to maintaining our accreditation in good standing.

Since July, The Master’s University and Seminary has investigated and responded extensively to the issues raised in the WSCUC report. The University leadership has taken the steps it believes are necessary to address those issues. The recommendations from WSCUC have been fully pursued and will only serve to make this institution better. TMUS has identified many inaccuracies that were presented to WSCUC that have since been clarified with the truth. All of this is included in the supplemental report which was evaluated by the visiting WSCUC committee on its visit November 1-2.

We know many have been anxious to find out the current status of the University and Seminary. The following will help you understand:

  • The report affirmed the University’s excellence in academics, finances and marketing.

  • Over the past two years, donor support for the institution has reached its highest point in history.

  • We are currently experiencing an increase in enrollment and looking at an even bigger increase next year.

  • For two consecutive years, in 2016 and 2017, The Wall Street Journal named The Master’s University the No. 1 Right Choice institution, an award given to the institution that receives the highest level of student satisfaction.

  • The board of directors fully supports the current direction of the institution under the leadership of the President.

  • The Master’s University put in place a tuition reset in 2017. The result has been an increase in net tuition revenue for the school while decreasing institutional discounting. The reset also resulted in an increase in our ability to reach a broader segment of the population.

  • For the last fiscal year we received an unqualified audit opinion from our auditing firm Capin Crouse.

TMUS’s accreditation status hasn’t changed. Our students continue to enjoy the privileges and rights of accreditation from WSCUC. We thank you for your prayers and support for The Master’s University and Seminary.

ALUMNI FOCUS: Evan Jenkins

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