About the Program
Rock City College is a ministry of Rock City Church that exists to equip the next generation of leaders to change the world and make heaven full. In partnership with Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL), Rock City Church hosts an instructional site to offer students affordable degree programs in a Jesus-centered environment, while gaining hands-on leadership and ministry experience.
Southeastern University offers the following degree programs at Rock City Church for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Associates of Arts
Digital Media + Design
Pastoral Care + Counseling
Rock City College is built upon a foundation of spiritual formation. The four pillars of Rock City College are Leadership Development, Ministry Practicum, Student Life, and Education. Students are developed within the context of each of these four pillars while starting, continuing, or completing their educational journey and championing their calling for ministry and the marketplace. No matter where you are on your journey, and no matter where your future may take you, Rock City College can help you fully discover and develop your God-given purpose.
Southeastern University (SEU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. This is the Commission that accredits SEU and authorizes the university to offer degree programs and financial aid. (This is the same Commission that accredits many other institutions like University of Florida, Auburn University and Georgia Tech.) You may contact the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern University. Rock City College is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Southeastern University does not extend to or include Rock City College. Students must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.
Rock City College offers both traditional and evening program options. The traditional program is available to students ages 18-24. It is a two-year full-time student experience that allows for part-time external employment. The evening program is available to students ages 25 and up. The duration of the program is determined by the degree selected and is a part-time experience that allows for full-time external employment.
Applying to Rock City College is a simple two-step process:
- Rock City Screening
+ Online Application
+ Personal References
+ Group Interview
- Apply + Enroll at SEU
+ Online Application
+ Degree Enrollment
+ Financial Clearance
For traditional students, practicums provide hands-on training that allows them to become specialized in a specific area of ministry:
+ Pastoral Leadership
+ Beyond Our Walls
+ Dream Center
Evening program students earn practicum credits and ministry experience in specialized small group and team leadership positions.
When making comparisons between four-year colleges, community colleges or otherwise, there are typically two factors that are key in the decision-making process: COST AND EXPERIENCE. Because SEU strives to make college affordable and accessible, we have structured tuition and fees to be comparable with many community college rates. So, the key factor is the student experience.
The partnership between SEU and Rock City Church is designed to provide students with both a high-quality learning experience, as well as an atmosphere in which they can fully discover and develop their God-given purpose. Students are encouraged, strengthened and challenged academically, personally, professionally and spiritually. This is an experience through which students build their individual confidence, find their professional purpose and grow as spiritual leaders.
If you desire more than a typical college experience and hope to be equipped for life beyond college, then the comparison is really no comparison at all.
Students at SEU extension sites and regional campuses may be eligible for federal financial aid, including grants and loans. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see what you may qualify for.
The FAFSA can be completed on www.fafsa.ed.gov and can be completed at any time during the application process.
You will first need to ensure you have a FSA ID in order to complete the FAFSA and you will use that same FSA ID annually when you complete the application. The FAFSA is available October 1 of each year for the upcoming award year. You must also enter SEU’s FAFSA school code: 001521.
SEU’s Florida-based academic scholarships are not available to extension site students.
Financial aid is provided primarily to cover tuition and fee costs charged by Southeastern University. However, it may also be used to cover additional program expenses included in your Cost of Attendance (COA) such as books, supplies, transportation, and living expenses.