July 9, 2019

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Receives Reaccrediation From Middle States Commission On Higher Education

On Friday, June 28, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education confirmed Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary’s reaccreditation for an additional eight years. This accreditation decision comes in addition to the February 2018 accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools.

The Middle States accreditation is the result of an exhaustive self-study, prepared by members of the Seminary’s administration, faculty and staff, and a comprehensive visit by the accreditation team.

“I want to express my gratitude to our internal team which worked very hard to prepare our self-study report and to coordinate the visit of the accreditation team,” said Bishop Timothy C. Senior, Rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia. “I am also grateful to several members of our board, and many seminarians and friends who also participated in the study.”

“This accreditation is a powerful statement about the quality of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary’s program, the excellence of its faculty, as well as the overall management of the seminary by its administrative staff, “Senior said.

Background on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

Founded in 1832, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has been forming men for priestly service in the Catholic Church for more than 180 years. In August 2018, the seminary reported an overall enrollment of 175 seminarians, the largest enrollment since 2000-2001. Of the 52 new seminarians, 18 are seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. With the generosity of many, these young seminarians are able to successfully transform into the compassionate and loyal priests and inspiring leaders of tomorrow’s Church. For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please call 610-667-3394 or visit www.scs.edu.


 Editor’s Note: For more information on Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, please visit www.scs.edu.


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