Gál Ferenc College is a state recognised higher education institution maintained by the Diocese of Szeged-Csanád. Its historical predecessor was the Csanád Captiular School, already in existence in the 1060s. Gál Ferenc College is the successor of the Inter-Diocesan Seminary founded by Gyula Glattfelder in 1930, the latter Philosophical-Theological College. Gál Ferenc College has a Theological Faculty in Szeged, the Faculty of Education in Szarvas, the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences in Gyula, and the Faculty of Economics in Békéscsaba. The College has also maintained a vocational secondary school in Békés . The College runs an agricultural centre and experimental farm in Mezőtúr.
Gál Ferenc College’s religious study programmes train theologians, catechists, cantors, church historians, and co-workers for church and charity institutions. The secular study programmes are also committed to Christian values in the training of teachers, educators, technicians and other professionals in the field of health care, social care, economics, and agriculture.