Accreditation and Affiliations

Cincinnati Christian University is legally incorporated in the state of Ohio and is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Education, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Counseling, and Master of Arts in Religion.

Since 1989, Cincinnati Christian University has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools  (HLC, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 312-263-0456), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. HLC accredits CCU’s Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees. Programs offered at the Indianapolis degree site are limited to the Bachelors degree program in the College of Adult Learning (CAL) and the Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) in the Seminary.

Cincinnati Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE, 5575 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32822-1781, 407-207-0808), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. CCU has been accredited with ABHE since 1966.

Since 2004, Cincinnati Bible Seminary (CBS) has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103, 412-788-6505), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education to accredit seminaries in the US. and Canada. ATS accredits the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Religion), and the BA to Master of Christian Ministry (MCM) degrees offered by CBS. In addition ATS has granted CBS approval for full online program (more than 6 courses offered online).

The CCU Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (CACREP, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510 Alexandria, VA 22314) in clinical mental health counseling. CACREP is the national accrediting body for graduate-level programs in the counseling field, such as counseling programs in addiction counseling, school counseling, marriage & family counseling, and clinical mental health counseling.

CCU’s education programs which lead to teacher licensure are approved by the Ohio Department of Education and are accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 320, Washington DC 20036, 202-466-7236), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the US Department of Education, and the Ohio Department of Education.

The CCU Music Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA, 20190-5248, 703-437-0700), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education. The following degrees are offered: Associate of Arts in Music & Worship, Bachelor of Music in Music & Worship, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Music & Worship.

All of CCU’s accreditation associations are themselves accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington DC, 20036-1135, 202-955-6126). Recognition is the scrutiny and affirmation of the quality of regional, faith-related, career-related and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only non-governmental higher education organization in the United States that undertakes this scrutiny.

CCU also holds membership in the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities (GCCCU). This organization provides opportunities for participation in joint educational ventures and enhances relationships with academic peers. Students may cross-register at other GCCCU schools in courses that are not offered at CCU, thus expanding their educational opportunities. The other fourteen members of the GCCCU are the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Athenaeum of Ohio, Chatfield College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, College of Mount St. Joseph, God’s Bible School & College, Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, Union Institute & University, University of Cincinnati, Wilmington College, and Xavier University.

Cincinnati Christian University is also a member of the Ohio College Association and the Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education (OAPCTE).

CCU holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents permitting the awarding of the following degrees:

• Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Christian Vocations, Communication Arts, Deaf Studies (in collaboration with Cincinnati State Technical & Community College), Music & Worship, Professional Child Care & Development, Psychology.

• Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

• Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a ministry program in Children’s Ministry, Christian Education Ministry, General Ministry, Preaching Ministry, Urban & Intercultural Ministry, Worship Ministry, Youth Ministry.

• Bachelor of Music

• Bachelor of Music Education (multi-age PK–12)

• Bachelor of Science in Business Management with concentrations in Business Management, Accounting.

• Bachelor of Science in Education with programs in AYA Integrated Language Arts, AYA Teacher Education grades 7–12 (in collaboration with the College of Mount St. Joseph), Middle School Teacher Education grades 4–8 (in collaboration with the College of Mount St. Joseph), Professional Child Care Development, Special Education (in collaboration with the College of Mount St. Joseph—Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist License)

• Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a Ministries Program in Christian Education Ministry, General Ministry, Preaching Ministry, Urban & Intercultural Ministry, Worship Ministry, Youth Ministry.

• Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a Professional Studies Program in Business Management Major, Communication Arts Minor, History Minor, Interpreter Training Program Cooperative (Collaborative program with Cincinnati State Technical & Community College [ASL & Deaf Studies]), Music & Worship Minor, Psychology Major, Psychology Minor.

• Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, with concentrations in Leadership & Ministry, and Management & Ethics (CAL).

• Master of Arts in Counseling

• Master of Arts in Religion with concentrations and specializations in Biblical Studies (Cultural Settings, New Testament, Old Testament), Theological Studies, Church History, Pastoral Leadership (Leadership, Pastoral Counseling, Educational & Family Studies, Church Growth/Church Planting)

• Master of Divinity with concentrations and specializations in Biblical Studies (Cultural Settings, New Testament, Old Testament), Theological Studies, Church History, Pastoral Leadership (Leadership, Educational Ministries, Pastoral Counseling, Family Studies, Church Growth/Church Planting)

CCU also holds membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

The academic programs at CCU have been approved by the State approving agency for persons eligible under the laws administered by the Veterans Administration. The college is recognized by the Social Security Administration. CCU is also authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Through the years, CCU students have enjoyed wide acceptance of their general education credits in other colleges and universities. Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions, published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), indicates a general acceptance of CCU credits.

Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of Cincinnati Christian University within the confines of its theological position and mission not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, handicap, or sex in administration of its admission policies, education programs, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, and other school-administered programs. Inquiries regarding Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be directed to the title IX Coordinator, 2700 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45204 (513-244-8100), or to the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.