Accreditation & Profile

University Profile
The campus community of approximately 450 College students, 200 College of Adult Learning (CAL) students, 250 Seminary students, thirty-five full-time faculty, fifty adjunct faculty, and seventy administrative and support staff work together to make this mission a reality.

CCU’s Accreditation and Recognition
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.

CCU holds the same regional accreditation (HLC) as the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio State University and Xavier University. Its education licensure program is accredited by one of two associations (NCATE or TEAC) recognized by the US Department of Education for teacher licensure. The following accrediting statements provide required details of CCU’s accrediting affiliations.

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 only accredits the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Religion) offered by CBS.

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:

Traditional College Format
AA in Psychology
AA Biblical Studies
AA Communication Arts
AA in Music and Worship
AA in Deaf Studies (Cooperative Program with Cincinnati State)
AA Professional Child Care and Development

BA in Biblical Studies
BS in Biblical Studies with a Minor in History
BS in Biblical Studies with a Minor in Psychology
BS in Biblical Studies with a Minor in Music & Worship
BS in Biblical Studies with a Minor in Communication Arts
BS in Biblical Studies plus Interpreter Training Program (Cooperative Program with Cincinnati State)

BM in Music & Worship, Vocal Track
BM in Music & Worship, Piano
BM in Education, Piano Track (Choral Music)
BS in Music, Music & Worship, Composition Track
BS in Music, Music & Worship, Vocal Track
BS in Music, Music & Worship, Instrumental Track

BA/BS in Christian Ministries: General Ministry Major
BA/BS in Christian Ministries: Preaching and Congregational Ministry Major
BA/BS in Christian Ministries: Urban & Intercultural Ministry Major
BA/BS in Christian Ministries: Youth and Children’s Ministry Major
BS in Christian Ministries, Worship Ministry
BS in Business Management (120 Hours)
BS in Business Management (Major: Accounting)
BS in Business Management (Major: Sports Management)
BS AYA Integrated English Language Arts
BS Early Childhood Education
BS AYA Integrated Social Studies (grades 7-12) (Cooperative Program with the College of Mount St. Joseph)
BS AYA Integrated Mathematics (grades 7-12) (Cooperative Program with the College of Mount St. Joseph)
BS AYA Integrated Science (grades 7-12) (Cooperative Program with the College of Mount St. Joseph)
BS Middle Childhood Education (grades 4-9) (Cooperative Program with the College of Mount St. Joseph)
BS Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12) (Cooperative Program with the College of Mount St. Joseph)
BS in Psychology

College Minors
Minor in Psychology
Communication Arts Minor
Music & Worship Minor
History Minor
Youth & Children’s Ministry Minor

College of Adult Learning Format
BS in Business Management
BS in Christian Ministries
AA in Business Management
AA in Christian Ministries

Graduate Format
MA in Counseling (MAC)
MAR with a Concentration in Biblical Studies
MAR with a Concentration in Theological Studies
MAR with a Concentration in Church History
MAR with a Concentration in Leadership Studies and a Specialization in Pastoral Leadership
MAR with A Concentration in Leadership Studies and A Specialization in Urban and Intercultural Ministries
MAR with A Concentration in Leadership Studies and A Specialization in Church Growth and Church Planting
MAR with A Concentration in Leadership Studies and A Specialization in Educational and Family Ministries
MAR with A Concentration in Leadership Studies and A Specialization in Pastoral Care and Counseling
MDiv with a Concentration in Biblical Studies
MDiv with a Concentration in Theological Studies
MDiv with a Concentration in Practical Ministries
MDiv with a Concentration in Church History

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.

A graduate of Cincinnati Bible College will experience general acceptance by seminaries and graduate schools on the basis of the degree and personal qualifications. For some areas of graduate study, certain prerequisite courses may need to be taken.

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.

Campus Community
Cincinnati Christian University is a community of Christians who are united in the pursuit of academic progress, personal development, and spiritual growth. Life in this community is based on personal commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Together the campus family seeks to honor Him by integrating faith and learning while our hearts and lives reflect the process of maturing in Christ. The CBC Campus Code of Conduct expresses the standards by which every member of our campus community is expected to live. These standards are listed in the Student Handbook, available online.