Starting next week, 40 former St. Gregory's University students will continue their education at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Starting next week, 40 former St. Gregory's University students will continue their education at Oklahoma Baptist University.

The students range from freshman entering their second semester of college to those pursuing a Master's Degree.

As of Thursday, there are 30 undergraduate students and 10 working on their MBA.

OBU's Marketing and Communications Director Kenny Day confirmed the school was honoring the credits these students earned at SGU.

Established in 1875, St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, the only Catholic university in Oklahoma, suspended operations at the end of the fall semester in December. The closure impacted 550 students, with many colleges offering help for students making transitions to other colleges.

A statement issued by SGU Nov. 8 indicated the Board of Directors of St. Gregory’s University made the difficult, but necessary, decision to suspend operations of the university at the end of the fall semester, following the denial of their loan application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Without the loan component in the financial plan, SGU said the ability to sustain the university was not possible.

The Spring semester at OBU starts Monday, Jan. 29.

According to St. Gregory's website, beginning in January, transcripts will be available through the registrar's office at Oklahoma Baptist University Their phone number is (405) 585-5100.