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Desperation College exists to see students grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.


We would love for you to join us onsite to get a glimpse into the Desperation College experience. During your visit, you will learn more about our program, get the opportunity to observe classes, and meet our staff. We offer both a full-time day program for those wanting to pursue a degree through Southeastern University and a part-time Evening Leadership Program for those wanting to grow in leadership in the marketplace. Come see how you can discover your purpose here at Desperation College. Our SEU Degree Program Preview will be from 8am-2pm and our Evening Leadership Preview will be 6pm-8:30pm. We can’t wait to meet you!


We strive to provide a place where all learners can discover their purpose and unlock the leadership inside

Here at Desperation College, we do this by offering both a Full-Time Day Program and a Part-Time Evening Leadership Program. You can find out more about our programs below.

“Around the World" Silent and Live Auction

Choose a city or country, grab your friends, and bring decorations to dress your table according to our theme! The evening will be filled with fun, music, speakers, and an auction. Dinner will be provided. Your support of Desperation College helps us continue to reach the nations with the gospel.

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Degree Program

Desperation College offers a full-time (day) ministry program on-site to help equip students for vocational or marketplace ministry. Students get to enjoy the benefits of flexible online learning through Southeastern University blended with face-to-face high-capacity leadership training and hands-on ministry application provided by Desperation Church staff and leaders.

Each student gets to choose from one of four areas of ministry training: Family, Student, Worship, and Creative/Production. Upon program completion, full-time students receive an Advanced Certificate of Ministry Leadership awarded by Desperation College, in addition to any degrees earned through Southeastern University.

Southeastern University Partnership

Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Desperation College to host an instructional site on the church campus and offer students affordable degree programs.

Desperation College is a ministry of Desperation Church that exists to see students grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

The SACS Commission does not accredit desperation College on Colleges, and the accreditation of Southeastern University does not discriminate extend to or include Desperation College or its students. Southeastern University must admit students and enroll in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.

About Southeastern University

The mission of Southeastern University is to equip students to discover their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning, and leadership.

Degree Programs

Southeastern University partners with Desperation Church to offer students affordable degree programs. See available degree programs here.

Tuition Costs

To find out more about the cost of SEU’s degree programs at Desperation College, click here.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is available for degree-seeking students; please visit the SEU partner page for more information.

Apply to Desperation College

After completing the following application for Desperation College, you will need to apply to Southeastern University to enroll in the degree programs offered.

Students can enroll in either fall or spring semesters.

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To find out more about Desperation Church’s partnership with Southeastern University and apply to Southeastern University, click here.

Evening Leadership Program

The Evening Program is designed for the adult learner. This portion of the college is part-time and built for people who have other commitments that do not allow participation in the full-time program.

This program is designed for adults who want to pursue vocational ministry or want to increase their leadership capacity. This program allows students to discover their purpose, passions, and relationship with Christ. Students must have received a high school diploma or completed their GED before applying.

This program is not affiliated with Southeastern University and does not award college credit or eligibility for transfer. Desperation College is a non-degree, non-accredited ministry of Desperation Church that offers ministry leadership certificates.

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This program consists of two courses each semester, including one Biblical-based system and one Ministry Leadership course. The Biblical-based course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of the Bible and of Christ, while the Ministry Leadership course offers various leadership teachings that allow for real-time application in the workplace, church, or home. In this program, students grow in passion and purpose through community leadership.

The Leadership Program is a two-year-long commitment that meets weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm throughout each semester. Upon completion of the Leadership Program, students will be awarded a Certificate of Ministry Leadership by Desperation College.


Evening Leadership Program Tuition is $600 per semester. Financial aid is not available for students who enroll in the Desperation College Evening Leadership program. However, our goal is to have every student graduate debt-free.

This can be accomplished by setting up a four-month payment plan for each semester.


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