Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)
Western was granted an Exemption as “a not for profit school owned, controlled and operated by a bona fide religious or denominational organization which offers no programs or degrees and grants no degrees or certificates other than those specifically designated as theological, bible, divinity or other religious designation.” (Subsection 173.616.2. RSMo)
This designation means that Western is a recognized school by MDHE offering religious studies and awarding religious degrees. Therefore United States veterans can apply for tuition assistance from the Veterans Administration. The Veterans Administration recognizes the MDHE Exemption for Western Baptist Bible College.