Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation, Certifications, and Memberships

The Pontifical College Josephinum is proud of its demonstration of institutional effectiveness through our full recognition by the Association of Theological Schools, as well as the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Ohio Board of Regents. Through each of their standards, we have demonstrated institutional effectiveness through recognition of each of our academic programs, to include the 2012-2013 academic year.

It is our commitment as an institution of higher learning and as a pontifical Roman Catholic seminary, that we provide a distinctive experience for our seminarians, culminating in the obtainment of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Philosophy, Sacred Theology Bachelor’s, Master of Arts, or Master of Divinity degree through either the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Theology, respectively.


Our institutional effectiveness is illustrated through a closely interwoven educational experience for our seminarians, and is perhaps best demonstrated by our high faculty to seminarian ratio of 5:1. The Josephinum’s acceptance rate of 87.8% and graduation rate of nearly 100% at the College, Pre-Theology, and College level, demonstrate our selectiveness as well as our commitment and demonstrated success to be effective as an institution.


The Josephinum falls under the direction of The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education (of Seminaries and Institutes of Studies) with the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States as its Chancellor.


The Josephinum’s most recent Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents, was issued in 2012, and is available for view upon request in the Registrar’s Office.


The Josephinum was originally accredited by the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada (ATS) in 1970, and by The Higher Learning Commission an affiliate of the North Central Association (NCA), in 1976. In 1981, 1991, 2001, and 2011 both agencies granted re-accreditation for a period of 10 years.


Commission on the Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools Of the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275


The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504


Designation of Title IX Coordinator

The Pontifical College Josephinum, in compliance with regulations of the United States Department of Education, has designated the Vice President for Administration as the Title IX Coordinator.  The Vice President for Administration reports to the Rector/President of the Pontifical College Josephinum.  The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Josephinum’s responses to all complaints involving possible sex discrimination that includes sexual harassment and violence.  The Josephinum’s Title IX policies and grievance procedures can be found in the Security of Persons and Property Manual, The Faculty Handbook, and Employee Handbook for Staff and Maintenance.  Any seminarian or employee who wishes to file a complaint involving possible sex discrimination should contact The Title IX Coordinator and request a meeting with him. He can be reached at 614-985-2230 or by email.