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Carolina College of Biblical Studies is a nationally accredited Christian college in North Carolina by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The U.S. Secretary of Education recognizes accreditation by ABHE in establishing the eligibility of higher education institutions to participate in programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, and other federal programs. Regional and national accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (such as ABHE) require the same conditions of eligibility for federal funds. Through its periodic review of institutions of higher education, ABHE assures the public that it is a reliable authority on the quality of education provided by its member institutions.
The federal statue includes mandates that ABHE review an institution in accordance with criteria outlined in the federal regulations developed by the U.S. Department of Education. As apart of the review process, institutions are required to document compliance with those criteria and ABHE is obligated to consider such compliance when the institution is reviewed for initial membership or continued accreditation.
The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, Associate of Arts in Leadership & Ministry, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, and Bachelor of Arts in Leadership & Ministry are accredited by ABHE.
Degree programs of study offered by Carolina College of Biblical Studies have been declared by the appropriate state authority exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.
Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree programs are approved for the enrollment of veterans, participants, military, and other eligible persons under provisions of Title 38, United States Code, Section 4676.
The College is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Association for Biblical Higher Education
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Council for Higher Education Accreditation
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Carolina College of Biblical Studies has been approved by North Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
This approval grants CCBS permission to offer distance education in 47 states plus the District of Columbia.