World Mission University

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The World Mission Theological University was founded in 1988 in response to the prayers of a special committee of the Oriental Mission Church for a new seminary to train pastors, missionaries and other church leaders. The World Mission Theological Seminary opened its doors to its first students in March 1989. The university’s first president was Rev. Dong Sun Lim.

In 1991, the university received authorization from the California Department of Education to grant the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degree. In 1992, it followed suite with the introduction of a Bachelor of Arts degree program. To better represent the growing range of academic programs and offerings the university was offering the school changed its name in 1993 to World Mission University.

In 2003, the university relocated to Koreatown, in dowtown Los Angeles – where it currently resides. Soon after its relocation, World Mission University achieved accreditation status with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and the Association of Biblical Higher Education. The university also has “Candidate” status with the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. All three of All three previously mentioned accrediting associations are recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and belong to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

General Information

500 Shatto Pl Ste 600, Los Angeles, CA 90020

General Phone:(213) 388-1000
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Less than one year certificate
BA/BS degrees
MA/MS degrees
Campus setting:City: Large
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:336 (153 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:43 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,990 $3,940 $3,940 $4,420 +12.18%
Books and Supplies $600 $600 $600 $600 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $4,590 $4,540 $4,540 $5,020 +10.57%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $3,600
In-state Student Fees $100
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $3,600
Out-of-state Student Fees $100

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 4 80% $7,250 $1,813
• Federal grants 4 80% $7,250 $1,813
• Pell grants 4 80% $7,250 $1,813
• Other federal grants 0 0% $0
Local and state government scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Institutional scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Student loan financial aid 0 0% $0
• Federal student loans 0 0% $0
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 24 28
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Theology and Religious Vocations 20 20
Bible/biblical Studies 16
Divinity/ministry 16
Pastoral Studies/counseling 4
Theology/theological Studies 4
Visual and Performing Arts 4 8
Music, General 4 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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