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Accreditation & Disclosures

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

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

ABHE logo
(1950)
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
407.207.0808
www.abhe.org

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

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

 
Council on Social Work Education

CSWE logo
(1974)†
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
703.683.8080
www.cswe.org
CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
BSW Program Assessment

National Association of Schools of Music

NASM logo
(1979)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
703.437.0700
nasm.asrts-accredit.org

NASM is recognized by the US Secretary of Education.


 

NC-SARA Approved InstitutionAdditional Approvals

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:

  • 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)

 

  • Retention Rates for Fall 2022 Cohort

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  • Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act): 25%
  • 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 2020 and May 2021: 87% were employed, 9% were not employed by choice (typically b/c enrolled as FT grad student or married female w/young children), and 4% were seeking employment (as of May 2021).
  • Time to Employment for Graduates: For employed students graduating with a baccalaureate between August 2020 and May 2021:
    • 48% were employed before they graduated,
    • 89% were employed within six months after graduation,
    • 96% were employed within a year after graduation.
  • Graduate Education Placement: For students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from Cairn between August 2020 and May 2021:
    • 26% received a Master’s degree along with their baccalaureate
    • 14% were currently enrolling in a graduate program (as of May 2021).

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 2020 and May 2021: 
    • 56% are currently participating in a Christian ministry (either vocationally or voluntarily)
    • 44% volunteer in a ministry
    • 12% work in full-time Christian ministry
    • 29% 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 2020 and May 2021: more than three quarters of Cairn's traditional undergraduate programs require completion of an internship, field placement, or student teaching assignment.
  • Graduate Employment Related to Major: For students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from Cairn between August 2020 and May 2021:
    • 57% of employed graduates found employment directly related to their major
    • 24% found employment that was indirectly related to their major.
  • Teacher Preparation Program Report

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

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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
 

View Annual Campus 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.”


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Athletic Program Participation

VARSITY TEAMSMENWOMEN
Baseball30
Basketball1814
Golf8
Soccer3020
Softball
16
Tennis
7
Track and Field; Cross-Country139
Volleyball1011
 
Total Participants10977
Unduplicated Participant Count
(Number of individuals who participated on at least one varsity team)10572

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.”