Cheapest accredited theology course by mail?

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by jprieto, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. jprieto

    jprieto
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    which you recommend to be the cheapest (most affordable, or with lowest payment plans) theology degree course available by mail?

    seeking one with acceptable accreditation, recognized by the majority of churches nationwide

    I was told before Andersonville was not legit (or worthy)

    which then?
     
  2. Skandelon

    Skandelon
    Expand Collapse
    <b>Moderator</b>
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Messages:
    9,638
    Likes Received:
    0
    As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. My advise is to find a school that will challenge you and give you the best education and then seek ways to get scholarships and financial aid for that institution. I doubt you will be happy or really fulfilled just trying to find the cheapest one you can.
     
  3. webdog

    webdog
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    24,691
    Likes Received:
    0
    I heard SATS was good.
     
  4. mandym

    mandym
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Messages:
    4,991
    Likes Received:
    0
    I do not believe that accredited schools do mail order anymore.
     
  5. labaptist

    labaptist
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Global University might still do mail order but they are associated with the Assemblies of God. I think the University of London offers their Bachelor of Divinity degree through mail to but it's through a Catholic college.
     
  6. PilgrimPastor

    PilgrimPastor
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Global is DETC accredited. I did a few credits with them early in my education and it was by mail (correspondence style learning). It was this way as recently as 2003. I don't know if they have gone to online yet, but I suspect it may at least be blended. They were good courses and fairly broad, even though they surely have a Charismatic emphasis.
     
  7. webdog

    webdog
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    24,691
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not sure Global is the answer to the OP at 125 credit undergrad.
     
  8. PilgrimPastor

    PilgrimPastor
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe not, but it doesn't get much cheaper than that! If that is the price I bet they still are not completely online. I'm curious now, I may email them just to know...
     
  9. revmwc

    revmwc
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,037
    Likes Received:
    69
    Louisiana Baptist University is $98 a course hour for mail classes or you can receive the workbook via email print them order books online or order the text book and have it sent, of course the books cost.
    Per LBU website:
    http://www.lbu.edu/financial.html

    Others like Slidell charge a flat fee for the degree itself, such as $800 for an Associate in Theology. They send CD lessons from which you take notes with a sealed final. They have their pricing shown on the website:
    http://slidellbaptistseminary.org/FinancialPolicy.dsp

    I looked at others too, online or distance learning is very advantageous to thsoe who can't afford to go to school and need to work and get an education. But most online or distance learning schools are not accredited by a state or regionally recognized agency.
     
    #9 revmwc, Jul 9, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 9, 2011

Share This Page

Loading...