National Faith-Related Accrediting Organizations

National Faith-Related Accrediting Organizations 2018-2019

The accrediting organizations identified in this directory are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Recognition by CHEA affirms that the standards and processes of the accrediting organization are consistent with the academic quality, improvement and accountability expectations that CHEA has established, including the eligibility standard that the majority of institutions or programs each accredits are degree-granting.

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Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
Commission on Accreditation

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Dr. Ronald Kroll, Director, Commission on Accreditation
5850 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
Phone: 407-207-0808
Fax: 407-207-0840
E-mail: coa@abhe.org
Web: www.abhe.org
Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, September 2011

CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation
Institutions and programs in the United States, Canada and related territories that offer certificates, diplomas, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degrees aimed at preparing students for Christian ministries through Biblical, church-vocational and general studies. (2007)


Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS)
Accreditation Commission

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Dr. Bernard Fryshman, Executive Vice President Emeritus and Interim Executive Director
11 Broadway, Suite 405
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-363-1991
Fax: 212-533-5335
E-mail: office@aarts-schools.org
Web: Contact by phone or fax
Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, January 2011

CHEA-Recognized Scope of Accreditation
The Accreditation Commission accredits Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic institutions in the United States and Canada which meet its standards, and which grant postsecondary degrees such as the baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and First Rabbinic and First Talmudic degrees. (2011)


Commission on Accrediting of the Association of
Theological Schools (ATS)

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Dr. Frank M. Yamada, Executive Director
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
Phone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
E-mail: ats@ats.edu
Web: www.ats.edu
Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, January 2012

CHEA-Recognized Scope of Accreditation
Accredits free-standing seminaries and academic units of larger institutions in the United States and Canada that offer post-baccalaureate degrees in professional and academic theological education. (2015)


Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
Accreditation Commission

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Dr. Timothy Eaton, President
15935 Forest Road
Forest, VA 24551
Phone: 434-525-9539
Fax: 434-525-9538
E-mail: info@tracs.org
Web: www.tracs.org
Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, September 2011

CHEA-Recognized Scope of Accreditation
Accreditation and preaccreditation of Christian postsecondary institutions in the United States, U.S. territories, and other locations determined by the Accreditation Commission that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. (2011)