Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
MSCHE logo

(1967)
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267.284.5000
www.msche.org

The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)


Approved Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Bible (1958)
Bachelor of Music (1967)
Bachelor of Social Work (1974)
Bachelor of Science in Education (1987)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1999)
Bachelor of Arts (2012)
Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Ministry (2013)
Bachelor of Science (2015)
Master of Science in Education (1992)
Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (1996)
Master of Science in Educational Leadership
and Administration (1999)
Master of Divinity (2002)
Master of Business Administration (2010)
Master of Science in Counseling (2013)
Master of Arts  (2013)
Master of Theology (2013)
Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (2015)
Master of Science in Special Education (2017)

Note: Dates listed reflect initial approval.

Programmatic Accreditation

Association for Biblical Higher Education
abhe

(1950)
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
407.207.0808
ABHE Program Outcomes


Association of Christian Schools International
acsi

(1981)
731 Chapel Hill Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
800.367.5391


Council on Social Work Education
cswe

(1974)†
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
703.683.8080

BSW Program Assessment


International Accreditation Council for Business Education

(2000)*
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
913.631.3009

*Cairn University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

Public Notice of Accreditation
Public Notice of Student Achievement


National Association of Schools of Music
nasm

(1979)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
703.437.0700

Additional Approvals

NC-SARA

Cairn University has been approved by the state of Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Student Consumer Information

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

General Institutional Information:


Student Financial Assistance:


Health and Safety:


Student Outcomes

  • 6-year Graduation Rates By Gender (Cohort Year 2013)
    Graduation Rates by Gender
  • 6-year Graduation Rates By Ethnicity (Cohort Year 2013)
    Graduation Rates by Ethnicity
  • 6-year Graduation Rates By Federal Pell/Grant subsidized Stafford Loan Recipients  (Cohort Year 2013)
    Graduation Rates by Federal Pell/Grant Stafford Loan Recipients
  • Retention Rate Fall 2018 first-time, full-time freshmen who returned in Fall 2019
    Retention Rates Fall 2018 Cohort
  • Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act): 27%
  • Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act): Cairn has no students receiving athletically related student aid.
  • Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act): Cairn has no students receiving athletically related student aid.
  • Job Placement for Graduates: For students graduating with a baccalaureate between August 2017 and May 2018: 89% were employed, 9% were not employed by choice, and 2% were seeking employment (as of June 2018). 
  • Time to Employment for Graduates: For employed students graduating with a baccalaureate between August 2017 and May 2018: 
    • 42% were employed before they graduated, 
    • 79% were employed within six months after graduation, 
    • 91% were employed within a year after graduation.
  • Graduate Education Placement: For students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from Cairn between August 2018 and May 2019:
    • 34% received a Master’s degree along with their baccalaureate
    • 17% were currently enrolling in a graduate program (as of May 2019).

Cairn students are Biblically-minded, Well-Educated, Professionally-competent

  • Student Ministry
    • 100% involved in ministry during the time at Cairn
  • Graduate Ministry: For students graduating with a baccalaureate between August 2017 and May 2018: 
    • 93% are currently participating in a Christian ministry (either vocationally or voluntarily) 
    • 77% volunteer in a ministry 
    • 16% work in full-time Christian ministry
    • 38% maintain a professional goal of full-time ministry
  • Graduate Internships, Student Teaching, and Placement: For students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from Cairn between August 2018 and May 2019: 74% participated in an internship, field placement or student teaching assignment.
  • Graduate Employment Related to Major: For students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from Cairn between August 2018 and May 2019: 
    • 64% of employed graduates found employment directly related to their major 
    • 21% found employment that was indirectly related to their major.


Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

Voter Registration

Campus Safety Report

This report includes statistics for occurrences of reportable crimes that took place during the 2018 calendar year. The following items are also included in the document:

  • Sexual Harassment/Assault and Rape Policy
  • Drug-Free Workplace Policy
  • Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Federal Trafficking Penalties for Controlled Substances
  • University Disciplinary Sanctions for Violations
  • Annual Fire Safety Report

Upon request, a paper copy is also available from the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration’s Office, The Office of Safety and Security, or the Office of Human Resources. Related material can be found on the Campus Security Data website of the U.S. Department of Education.  Click on “Get data for one institution/campus” and enter “Cairn University.”

Athletic Program Participation

Varsity Teams Men Women
Baseball 30
Basketball 18 14
Golf 8
Soccer 30 20
Softball 16
Tennis 7
Track and Field; Cross-Country 13 9
Volleyball 10 11
Total Participants 109 77
Unduplicated Participant Count (Number of individuals who participated on at least one varsity team) 105 72

Related material, including financial support data, can be found on the Athletics Data website of the U.S. Department of Education.  Click on “Get data for one institution/campus” and enter “Cairn University.”

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