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Evangel University designated a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator

Published on Jul 20, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University has been recognized as a Four-Star Charity by Charity Navigator, an assessment organization that evaluates hundreds of thousands of charitable organizations operating in the U.S. Four stars is the highest rating available under the Charity Navigator rating system.

“Evangel’s designation by Charity Navigator as a Four-Star Charity is a huge win for our institution,” said Dr. Michael Kolstad, EU’s chief of staff and executive vice president. “We are extremely grateful to our donors and friends of the university, and we are honored to be recognized for our stewardship of their gifts and resources.”

Evangel scored a perfect 100% accountability and finance evaluation, demonstrating excellent financial health, efficiency, sustainability, trustworthiness, and a commitment to governance practices and policies.

According to the Charity Navigator website, the four-star rating indicates that EU is a highly effective charity that exceeds or meets best practices and industry standards of accountability and transparency and financial metrics.


 About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at