After completing a self-study process and site visit in early 2020, the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (BSK) has been reaccredited for 10 years by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

The reaffirmation decision from the ATS Board of Commissioners noted several “distinctive strengths” in BSK’s approach:

a. The vocational commitment of faculty, staff, and administrators to one another and to the missional values of the school, as well as the pedagogical creativity of the faculty who generate a resilient and life-affirming formative experience for students and the publics they serve.
b. The collaborative and mutually enhancing relationship between BSK, Simmons College, and the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc… generates an efficacious grace that increases hope and commitment among diverse racial and ethnic communities.
c. The transformative leadership capacities of students and alumni who exercise their call to serve in diverse ministerial roles and intersectional contexts for the betterment of the church and the world.
d. The creative and elegant simplicity of the school’s degree program rubric which integrates the intellectual, practical, and spiritual elements of formation.

The ATS affirmation also provided approval for BSK to provide “comprehensive distance education” for the M.Div. program. A refreshed 75 hour M.Div. curriculum was announced in early 2020 and begins with the Fall 2020 semester.

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).  The following degree program is approved by the Commission on Accrediting:  Master of Divinity.

The Commission’s contact information is:

The Commission on Accrediting
The Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110

Telephone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

ATS encourages each member school to make available to the public a summary evaluation of the educational effectiveness of its degree programs. Please see the link below for this statement.

2019 Summary of Educational Effectiveness