Consumer Information

In compliance with federal regulations set forth under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Saint Paul. Each topic provides a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and provides access to the information.


Saint Paul is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, has specialized accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools, is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.

For additional information about Saint Paul’s accreditations and approvals, please visit the Accreditation page.  

Academic Programs

Saint Paul offers the following degree and certificate programs at both of its campus locations:

Please click these links for more information on our master’s degrees and graduate certificate program.

Saint Paul also offers a Course of Study program through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church.

Plans to improve academic programs
Coming soon …

Description of Written Arrangements

Saint Paul has written agreements with the following organizations that establish collaborations, partnerships, and/or business arrangements between the institutions:

  • Avila University – Kansas City, MO: Library services
  • Kansas Wesleyan University – Salina, KS: 3+3 Master of Divinity degree program
  • Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma City, OK: 3+3 Master of Divinity degree program; branch campus location rental; student housing; library and other student services
  • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection – Leawood, KS: Main campus location rental; IT services

Transfer of Credit Policies
Saint Paul has established transfer credit policies, which are published in the Community Handbook.  These policies discuss the assessment of courses for transfer credit for both degree-seeking and non-degree students.  For questions or more information, please visit the Registrar’s page.

Faculty & Facilities

Faculty and Instructional Personnel
Saint Paul employs 8 full-time faculty (2 of which also maintain significant staff responsibilities), two emeritus faculty, and approximately 20-30 adjunct faculty.  For more information on our full-time and emeritus faculty, please visit the Faculty page.

Physical Facilities

Saint Paul is one seminary in two locations.  Saint Paul's Kansas Campus with administrative offices and classrooms shares space with United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS, and archive access to Avila University in Kansas City, MO.

Saint Paul's Oklahoma Campus is housed within the OCU campus grounds, where students have access to a plethora of university resources.

Housing and Accommodations
Although Saint Paul does not own or lease any on-campus housing facilities, there are several options available to commuter and residential students near both campus locations.  For more information on these options, please visit the Housing & Accommodations page.


FERPA Information
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law regarding the privacy of student records and the obligations of the institution, primarily in the areas of release of records and the access provided to these records.  Saint Paul School of Theology enforces FERPA regulations across the community (faculty, staff, students, visitors, etc.); these efforts are monitored by the Registrar’s office.  For more detailed information on FERPA regulations, please click here or visit the Registrar’s page.

Accessibility Accommodations
Saint Paul School of Theology policies and procedures ensure the full participation of persons with disabilities in the life of Saint Paul.  No otherwise qualified person shall be subject to discrimination in employment due to any disability, and otherwise qualified students with documented disabilities will be afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all education programs and activities at Saint Paul.

To read the institution’s full accessibility accommodations policy, as described in the Community Handbook, please click here.  For more information, including contact information for the Associate Deans of Students on each campus and procedures for how to request an accommodation, please visit the Student Services page.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)
Saint Paul School of Theology is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all persons by creating an alcohol- and drug-free campus. We encourage students and employees to pursue spiritual, physical, and emotional health. Saint Paul’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program is intended not only to meet the federal requirements of the Drug-Free School and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 but also make all members of the Saint Paul community aware of Saint Paul’s expectations in regard to alcohol and drugs, encourage abstinence, and assist anyone struggling with these harmful substances.

A review of Saint Paul’s DAAPP will be conducted every two years and will be used to revise and improve the program’s materials and the institution’s polices and procedures. The most recent review report may be found here: 2016 DAAPP Biennial Review Report.

Copyright Information
Saint Paul strictly prohibits copyright infringement.  The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may be subject to civil and criminal liabilities.  To read the institution’s full policy on copyright infringement, as described in the Community Handbook, please click here.

Textbook Information
Information regarding required and recommended textbooks for all Saint Paul courses may be found by clicking on the Booklists and Advanced Assignments tab of the Registrar’s page.  Information provided includes book title, author(s), number of pages assigned, publisher/date, ISBN, and list price.  SPST utilizes Cokesbury’s online bookstore services and encourages students to participate in e-book, textbook rental, and textbook buy-back programs (when possible) to help reduce the cost.

Student Body Diversity
As part of the institutional mission, Saint Paul is committed to the diversity and inclusivity of its community.  The following diversity report gives a brief review of the age, gender, ethnicity, and religious denomination demographics of our entire student body during the stated academic year, as well as the newly admitted students/cohort for the year.

Constitution and Citizenship Day
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the Saint Paul community celebrated this year’s Constitution and Citizenship Day on September 19, 2016.  Students, faculty, and staff were invited to wear their red, white, and blue and join in a time of fellowship … and cake!  This event also happened to fall on the first day of our comprehensive evaluation visit with the Higher Learning Commission, so accreditors were able to celebrate with us, too.  (Click on each picture to see a larger version.)

Voter Registration
As an institution of higher learning, we strongly encourage our students, faculty, and staff to participating in the voting process.  More detailed information will be distributed to the Saint Paul community as major elections draw near.  In the meantime, please click on the applicable link below and register to vote in your state:

Financial Aid

Financial Services Policies and Information
Please click on the links below for more detailed information regarding Saint Paul’s financial services.  This information can also be found in the Community Handbook and by visiting the Financial Aid and Tuition & Fees pages of our website.

Study Abroad FSA Policy
Saint Paul does not offer a study abroad program.  Therefore, federal student aid is not available for such a program.

Contact Information
For more information about your financial aid award, please contact our  Financial Services,
To inquire about your tuition balance, please contact our Student Accounts Office at 913-253-5051.


Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Saint Paul School of Theology is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, disability, citizenship or intending citizenship status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by law (“protected status”).  This is reflected in all policies, programs and procedures of the Seminary.  Saint Paul School of Theology complies with all applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws and strives to keep the institution free from all forms of illegal discrimination and harassment.

Complaints of Discrimination

In compliance with federal regulations and in support of the institution’s commitment to a safe learning/working environment, the Equity Compliance Office was established to investigate and monitor complaints of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or any other protected status.

Any member of the Saint Paul community who would like to file a complaint of discrimination may do so in the following ways:

Equity Compliance Office

Leanna Walkowiak, Director of Operations/Equity Compliance & Title IX Officer
Saint Paul School of Theology
13720 Roe Ave., Building C
Leawood, KS  66224
(913) 253-5091

Safety & Security

Annual Safety and Security Report

Saint Paul School of Theology publishes and distributes an annual campus security report to students, faculty, and staff by October 1st each year. The information contained in the report includes current policies and procedures, as well as statistical data obtained through collaborations among the Campus Security Authorities and local law enforcement offices in Leawood and Overland Park, Kansas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The reports on the Campus Safety and Security page provide you with the latest crime statistics on campus, as well as Saint Paul’s policies for ensuring a safe and secure learning environment.  For more information and to review the reports, please visit the Campus Safety and Security page.

Contact Information

To request a printed copy of these reports or to report a campus emergency, please contact the Campus Security Authorities or Equity Compliance Officer below:

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs):
Rev. Margaretta Narcisse, Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Equity Compliance Officer:
Leanna Walkowiak, Director of Operations/Equity Compliance & Title IX Officer

Educational Effectiveness

Educational Effectiveness

Institutional effectiveness at Saint Paul School of Theology is measured through the following key elements:
• Academic and administrative goals and outcomes consistent with the mission and values of Saint Paul School of Theology;
• Implementation of an institution-wide assessment plan that measures achievement of the academic and administrative goals and outcomes;
• Use of assessment findings to improve programs and services;
• Compliance with the accreditation standards of the Higher Learning Commission and the Association of Theological Schools.

Educational effectiveness at Saint Paul is measured in both direct and indirect methods by the following key elements:
• Achievement of the student learning outcome(s) identified for specific courses and for the student’s designated degree program;
• Retention and persistence rates;
• Graduation rates.

Graduation Rate
Since Saint Paul is a graduate level-only institution, we are not able to calculate the graduation rate of degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education).  However, Saint Paul defines its graduation rate as degree-seeking students who have completed their program within 150% of normal completion time for the degree (4.5-6 years depending on degree).

This information is calculated by cohort and degree program and is presented below.  A cohort is defined as a group of students who began their program within the same academic year.  The most recently completed cohort for whom 150% of normal completion time has lapsed for all degree programs is Cohort 1819, which includes students who began their degree during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Because cohorts for some degree programs are quite small, the data is presented as a percentage of the degree/cohort, as well as the number of students the percentage describes.

  • Cohort 1819 graduation rate = 57.14% (20 out of 35 students)
    • MDIV – 55% (11/20)
    • MACM – 50% (1/2)
    • MA(TS) – 0% (0/5)
    • DMIN – 100% (8/8)
  • Cohort 1718 graduation rate = 52.4% (32 out of 61 students)
    • MDIV – 58.6% (18/31)
    • MACM – 0% (0/5)
    • MA(TS) – 0% (0/3)
    • DMIN – 63.6% (14/22)
  • Cohort 1617 graduation rate = 51.5% (17 out of 33 students)
    • MDIV – 36.84% (7/19)
    • MACM – 0% (0/3)
    • MA(TS) – 0% (0/0)
    • DMIN – 90.91% (10/11)
  • Cohort 1516 graduation rate = 52.4% (32 out of 61 students)
    • MDIV – 58.6% (18/31)
    • MACM – 0% (0/5)
    • MA(TS) – 0% (0/3)
  • Cohort 1314 graduation rate =2% (32 out of 59 students)
    • MDIV – 58.1% (18/31)
    • MACM – 20% (1/5; 1 persisting)
    • MA(TS) – 100% (1/1)
    • DMIN – 54.5% (12/22; 3 persisting)
      • DMIN – 63.6% (14/22)

Retention Rate
Saint Paul defines its retention rate as a one-year snapshot from the degree program’s primary semester of admission (fall-to-fall for master’s students; winter-to-winter for doctoral students).  For example, of the master’s degree students enrolled in Fall 20115, how many are still enrolled in Fall 2016?

Overall academic year retention rates are presented below, including master’s and doctoral students.  For a more detailed report, delineated by degree, please click here.

  • 2018 – 2019 = 90% retention
  • 2017 – 2018 = 79% retention
  • 2016 – 2017 = 96% retention
  • 2015 – 2016 = 74% retention

Persistence Rate
Saint Paul defines its persistence rate as those students who have maintained enrollment toward degree completion.  This calculation includes those students who may not have completed their degree within the 150% of normal completion time (as seen in the graduation rate) but are still enrolled toward completion.

This information is calculated by cohort and is compared by the number of years since cohort admission.  Degree persistence data is collected as of Fall 2015.  Overall cohort persistence rates as of the 2015-2016 academic year are presented below.  For a more detailed report, please click here.

  • Cohort 1819 = 85% persisting
  • Cohort 1718 = 80% persisting
  • Cohort 1617 = 86% persisting
  • Cohort 1516 = 77% persisting

Academic Assessment Plan


Contact Information
For more information on Saint Paul School of Theology, financial assistance, graduation and completion rates, security policies, and crime statistics, please contact one of the following Saint Paul staff members: