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Accreditation

Columbia International University is

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), the regional accrediting agency for the Southeastern United States for undergraduate and graduate education,  to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Columbia International University.

Association of Biblical Higher Education

Accredited with the Association of Biblical Higher Education (formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges).

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

An affiliate campus of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

A member of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

Authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Recognized by the Selective Service System.

Chartered as a collegiate institution by the State of South Carolina, and is authorized by the State of South Carolina to grant such degrees as the Board of Trustees shall determine.

Listed in Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education.

Listed in Education Directory (Higher Education).

Students wishing to reach accrediting agencies may do so by clicking the links above.


 CIU's Undergraduate Programs are

Association of Christian Schools International

Approved by the Certification Commission of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for the preparation of teachers for a ministry in Christian school education and for secondary Bible certification.

Approved by the State Approval Agency, South Carolina Department of Education, State of South Carolina, to train persons under Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation for Disabled Veterans), Chapter 34 (Veterans Educational Assistance), and Chapter 35 (War Orphans Educational Assistance) of Title 38, United States Code.

Holds membership in the Evangelical Training Association.

Students wishing to reach this accrediting agency may do so by clicking the links above. 


CIU's Graduate Programs are

Approved at the graduate level for early childhood and elementary teacher education programs by the South Carolina Department of Education, which is affiliated with the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).

Students wishing to reach this accrediting agency may do so by clicking the links above.


The Seminary & School of Ministry is

Association of Theological Schools

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

MA (Muslim Studies), MDiv, MA in Educational Ministries, MA in Leadership for Evangelism and Mobilization, MA in Bible Exposition, MA in Global Studies, MA in Ministry Leadership, MA (Theological Studies), MA (Intercultural Studies), DMin, MA in Chaplaincy, MA in Ministry Care

Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program

The following extension sites are approved as specified:

Korntal, Germany

Approved Degrees: MA (Biblical Theology in Global Perspective), MA (Intercultural Studies), MA (International Theological Education), MA (Intercultural Leadership), DMin

Atlanta, GA

Approved Degrees: MDiv, MA in Ministry Leadership, MA (Theological Studies)

 

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States
and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Students wishing to reach accrediting agencies may do so by clicking the link above.