University History

Shiloh University was an educational institution named after the biblical story of Shiloh. It was founded in 2006 as an online Bible college and seminary with a mission to provide worldwide inclusive educational opportunities. The University began instruction in January 2007.

Through the years, Shiloh University had the privilege of supporting adult learners from various races, countries, vocations, and Christian faith traditions.

Collaboration was central to the continuous improvement of curriculum and instructional services. The collaborative efforts included educators, pastors, missionaries, business leaders, and specialists in curriculum, accreditation, and technology from diverse backgrounds and countries. This collaborative effort lasting relationships through a culture of listening, learning, and appreciation for the varied gifts, perspectives, and God-given callings.

The University was accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission from 2011 through 2023. Its programs focused primarily on ministry training with undergraduate, graduate, and professional doctoral degrees.

Through the years, Shiloh University fostered a history of faculty loyalty and student satisfaction. The school, however, was unable to sustain sufficient growth to maintain the quality and integrity of future operations. In addition, a great many other online and affordable seminary programs had become available to students, and some with tremendous world-wide outreaches. So, in 2021, the University leadership agreed to begin the process of closing its accredited seminary degree programs. As of December 31, 2023, Shiloh University’s academic programs officially closed.

As a closed higher education institution in the state of Iowa, the University of Iowa has become the custodian of all student transcripts. Transcripts for degree seeking students and those who otherwise took courses for college credit can be ordered through the University of Iowa.