Richmont Graduate University

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Celebrating more than 70 years as an institution, Richmont Graduate University is the 3rd oldest U.S. graduate school teaching professional counseling from a Christian perspective.

Richmont Graduate University provides Christ-centered education and research that advances God's work of healing, restoration, and transformation in the lives of individuals, churches, and communities.

The School of Counseling provides graduate programs that integrate counselor education and Christian faith. Richmont's programs are known for academic and clinical excellence as well as an excellent student experience. The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by CACREP.

The goal of the School of Ministry is to advance the Gospel by increasing the capacities of students to understand God's Word (Knowing), to become whole and holy people (Being), and to lead and serve effectively (Doing). Graduate programs in Ministry, Spiritual Formation, and Spiritual Direction are available.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Richmont Graduate University
1900 The Exchange SE
Building 100
Atlanta, GA 30339


Phone: 404-233-3949

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 620789275

CEO/President: Timothy Quinnan, Ph.D.

Chairman: Ann R. Keller

Board size: 11


Ruling year: 1956

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1983


Richmont is a graduate institution aimed at providing master's level degrees in counseling, ministry, and psychological studies from a Christian perspective. Our belief is that our students should walk into their future careers with a foundation based on the values set before us by Christ.

In the midst of these goals, we strive to provide a strong community, real-life training, and approachable educators equipped to bring life and experience into every setting. Located on two beautiful campuses in Atlanta and Chattanooga, we believe Richmont is perfectly situated to enhance a culture of higher education and innovation.

Mission statement

The mission of Richmont Graduate University is to provide Christ-centered education and research that advances God's work of healing, restoration, and transformation in the lives of individuals, churches, and communities.

Statement of faith

Richmont Graduate University is founded on principles that adhere to the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith appearing below. This statement has been affirmed by more than seventy denominations and thus represents a broad evangelical consensus. All faculty members affirm this statement, and students who attend Richmont will be taught from a Christian perspective.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whom the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe God's redemptive purpose will be consumated by the return of Christ to raise the dead, judge all people and establish His glorious kingdom.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating467 of 111257 of 130
Fund acquisition rating567 of 111372 of 130
Resource allocation rating773 of 111394 of 130
Asset utilization rating174 of 111215 of 130

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$341,281$250,358$404,853$379,008$310,223
Short-term investments$2,429,165$2,687,814$1,933,963$1,736,744$1,637,822
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,527,899$3,837,764$3,908,617$2,618,609$2,233,320
Long-term investments$1,276,374$1,150,678$1,003,956$978,126$1,377,123
Fixed assets$3,417,228$3,351,723$3,302,650$3,974,253$4,148,397
Other long-term assets$33,532$32,891$31,961$30,841$29,718
Total long-term assets$4,727,134$4,535,292$4,338,567$4,983,220$5,555,238
Total assets$8,255,033$8,373,056$8,247,184$7,601,829$7,788,558
Payables and accrued expenses$129,210$152,846$193,150$196,348$209,102
Other current liabilities$578,895$573,293$470,971$401,656$370,844
Total current liabilities$708,105$726,139$664,121$598,004$579,946
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$708,105$726,139$664,121$598,004$579,946
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$5,080,457$5,256,757$5,738,043$5,331,390$5,577,559
With donor restrictions$2,466,471$2,390,160$1,845,020$1,672,435$1,631,053
Net assets$7,546,928$7,646,917$7,583,063$7,003,825$7,208,612
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$937,279$839,557$1,503,431$362,316$259,266
Program service revenue$7,034,347$6,213,795$5,931,003$5,655,204$5,342,043
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$120,110$58,492$66,840$5,479$83,022
Other revenue$371,908$122,337$156,900$180,545$161,328
Total other revenue$7,526,365$6,394,624$6,154,743$5,841,228$5,586,393
Total revenue$8,463,644$7,234,181$7,658,174$6,203,544$5,845,659
Program services$6,632,610$6,191,688$5,872,134$5,437,772$5,158,601
Management and general$1,612,166$1,484,586$930,193$883,282$1,073,053
Total expenses$8,351,213$7,797,931$6,942,796$6,452,830$6,316,253
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$112,431($563,750)$715,378($249,286)($470,594)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$112,431($563,750)$715,378($249,286)($470,594)


Timothy QuinnanPresident$282,183
Charles MillsCounselor$143,152
Mary PliscoCounselor$135,555
Lorrie SlaterCounselor$117,172
Amanda BlackburnCounselor$117,154
Stephen BradshawCounselor$112,774

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/20/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1973, a group of Christian mental health professionals who explored integrating Christian faith and professional counseling founded the Atlanta Clinical College. After opening a counseling center, they partnered with Georgia State University a major state university to offer advanced professional training and research within a Christian context at what became known as the Religious Consultation and Research Society before being incorporated as the Psychological Studies Institute (PSI).

For more than 25 years, PSI offered a diploma in Christian counseling through its partnership with Georgia State. In the fall of 1998, PSI began offering its own Master of Arts in Professional Counseling degree after receiving authorization from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

In August of 2000, Richmont opened a second campus in Chattanooga. Three years later, PSI received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In 2008, Psychological Studies Institute changed its name to Richmont Graduate University and soon after purchased a new Atlanta campus.

In 2014, Richmont received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the gold standard for clinical mental health education programs. Today the University offers 10 certificate programs in numerous specializations, a School of Ministry with three master's degree programs, a doctoral program, and dozens of continuing education offerings each year.

Presently, Richmont's mental health counselors serve around the world, working in private practices, behavioral health centers, homeless shelters, addiction rehabilitation facilities, churches, and other community-based programs that serve disadvantaged populations.

Program accomplishments


Tuition only covers part of Richmont's operational expenses. Through the support from our faithful friends and alumni, Richmont is able to make up the remaining revenue needed to continue the tradition of faith-based academic and clinical excellence.

If you have a heart for the Kingdom and wish to empower those who are pursuing graduate level education in order to answer God's call on their lives, please contact our development office and learn more about how to support Richmont's students and faculty in making a Kingdom impact.