Types of Accreditation

There are two types of accreditation available to colleges today: regional accreditation and national accreditation.

Regional accreditation is offered by one of six accrediting agencies in the United States, based on a school’s location. This form of accreditation is the highest an institution can receive and the most universally recognized standard of excellence. The major colleges and universities across America have regional accreditation.

National accreditation is designed to approve schools that may be more specialized in nature. A national accrediting agency applies different standards in its evaluation, depending on the type of school being examined. Many Bible colleges have sought national accreditation.

Our Accreditations

Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)

5850 T. G. Lee Blvd.

Ste. 130

Orlando, FL 32822

 

abhe.org

407-207-0808

Fax: 407-207-0840

Higher Learning Commission

30 North LaSalle Street

Suite 2400

Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504

 

hlcommission.org

800-621-7440

312-263-0456

Fax: 312-263-7462

Approvals

Iowa Department of Education

Approved so that graduates from the Christian School Education program are eligible to receive Iowa teacher licensure:

  • Classroom teaching in Kindergarten through Grade 6
  • English/Language Arts in Grades 5-12
  • Music in Kindergarten through Grade 12
  • World History in Grades 5-12

Office of Veterans’ Education of the Iowa State Department of Education

  • Approved for training under the veterans’ programs.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

  • Approved institution for offering online courses.

US Department of Justice

  • Faith is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Memberships

American Association of Christian Colleges and Seminaries (AACC&S)

Institutional Member

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Institutional Member

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

Institutional Member

Recognition

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

Listed in the official publication entitled, Transfer Credit Practices of Selected Educational Institutions.

US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

Listed in the official publication entitled, Education Directory, Part III, Higher Education.

Institutional Effectiveness