Accrediting Associations

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

 CCU has been a member of HLC since 1989
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
(312) 263-0456

Last Site Visit: Fall 2013

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two Commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits, and thereby grants membership in the Commission and in the North Central Association, to degree-granting educational institutions in the North Central region.

HLC is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Association for Biblical Higher Education

CCU has been a member of ABHE since 1966
5850 TG Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 207.0808

Last Site Visit: Fall 2013

The ABHE is recognized as a national accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ABHE is also listed by the United States Department of Education as a recognized agency for biblical higher education.

Association of Theological Schools

CCU has been a full member of ATS since 2004.
10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103,
(412) 788.6505

Last Site Visit: Fall 2013

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

National Association of Schools of Music

CCU’s Music Program received its initial accreditation with NASM July 7, 2010.  NASM, founded in 1924, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 630 accredited institutional members.  It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.

The Teacher Education Accreditation Council

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036

Last Site Visit:  Spring 2009 for initial accreditation. Initial accreditation approved September 11, 2009 for five year until 2014

The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who will teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12. TEAC’s goal is to support the preparation of competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.