Quick Facts about Winebrenner

Winebrenner Theological Seminary was established in 1942 as a graduate school of theology of Findlay College (renamed The University of Findlay in 1989).  In 1961, Winebrenner received its charter from the State of Ohio, to become an independent, degree-granting institution.

Winebrenner is a fully accredited institution. It is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) with the current status of ‘Notice’. Winebrenner is chartered by the State of Ohio and has received a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada 
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103

Approved degrees:  Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Family Ministry, Master of Arts in Practical Theology, Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Winebrenner is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program by Association of Theological Schools. 

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
General: 614-466-6000
Fax: 614-466-5866

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder CO 80301

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-535-5990
Fax: 703-739-6209

Winebrenner Theological Seminary is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Number of Students enrolled: 107 (Fall 2016)

Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8

Diversity of Student Body:
Currently, Winebrenner's student body is comprised of students representing over 23 different denominations and faith communities.

Degrees Awarded:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Practical Theology
  • Master of Arts in Family Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Diploma in Pastoral Training

Percent of Student Body enrolled in each degree program:
Master of Divinity = 22%
Master of Arts in Practical Theology = 9%
Master of Arts in Family Ministry = 6%
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling = 16%
Doctor of Ministry = 6%
Pastoral Training Institute = 29%

Built in 2003, the Winebrenner facility in Findlay, OH is 52,000 sq. ft. and houses classrooms, conference rooms, a chapel, the TLB Convocation Center (auditorium) and office space.

Total Number of Alumni: 653

Winebrenner is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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