Statement of Accreditation Status

Lancaster Theological Seminary

  • Phase: Formerly Accredited
  • Status: Voluntarily Surrendered
  • Accreditation Granted: January 1, 1978
  • Accreditation Ceased: June 30, 2022
On August 25, 2022, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accepted Lancaster Theological Seminary’s request to voluntarily surrender its accreditation and terminate its membership. To note that a teach-out plan and teach-out agreements are not necessary because the institution will retain its degree granting authority from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and primary accreditation through another accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education. To note The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is the designated title IV gatekeeper for the institution. Student records will be maintained at Lancaster Theological Seminary. To note that MSCHE accreditation ceased on June 30, 2022. As of July 1, 2022, Lancaster Theological Seminary is no longer accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, (267-284-5011)

Contact Information

555 W. James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603-2897

(717) 393-0654