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Accreditation & Disclosures

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

Associate of Arts (AA) – 2017
Bachelor of Science in Bible (BS in Bible) – 1958
Bachelor of Music (BMus) – 1967
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – 1974
Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd) – 1987
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) – 1999
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – 2012
Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Ministry (BS in Youth and Family Ministry) – 2013
Bachelor of Science (BS) – 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – 2019
Master of Science in Education (MSEd) – 1992
Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Administration (MS in Educational Leadership and Administration) – 1999
Master of Divinity (MDiv) – 2002
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 2010
Master of Arts (MA) – 2013
Master of Science in Counseling (MS in Counseling) – 2013
Master of Theology (ThM) – 2013
Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (MS in Nonprofit Leadership) – 2015
Master of Science in Special Education (MS in Special Education) – 2017
Master of Science in Organizational Development (MS in Organizational Development) – 2020

Note: Dates listed reflect initial approval.


Programmatic Accreditation

Association for Biblical Higher Education

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5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822

The Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation accredits the following programs: AA in Bible Studies, BS in Bible/Bible Ministries, BS in Bible/Biblical Studies, BS in Bible/Camping Ministries, BS in Bible/Christian Studies, BS in Bible/Church Ministries Interdisciplinary, BS in Bible/Pastoral Ministries, BS in Intercultural Studies, BS in Youth and Family Ministries, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology.

ABHE is recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

ABHE Program Outcomes

Annual Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Report 

Association of Christian Schools International

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731 Chapel Hill Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Council on Social Work Education

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1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
BSW Program Assessment

National Association of Schools of Music

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11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190

NASM is recognized by the US Secretary of Education.


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Student Outcomes:

  • Graduation Rates By Gender (Cohort Year 2016)

  • Graduation Rates By Ethnicity (Cohort Year 2016)

  • 6-year Graduation Rates By Federal Pell/Grant subsidized Stafford Loan Recipients  (Cohort Year 2016)