Carolina College of Biblical Studies is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Commission on Accreditation to grant certificate and degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s levels. 

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 statute includes mandates that ABHE review an institution in accordance with criteria outlined in the federal regulations developed by the U.S. Department of Education (www.ed.gov). As a part 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.

Implicit in every federal requirement mandating a policy or procedure is the expectation that the policy or procedure is in writing and has been approved through appropriate institutional processes, published in appropriate institutional documents accessible to those affected by the policy or procedure, and implemented and enforced by the institution.

Associate degree and bachelor’s 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.


Association for Biblical Higher Education

5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite #130
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 207-0808

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 955-6126

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

440 W Jubal Early Drive, Suite 100
Winchester, VA 22601
(800) 323-947

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

1025 Connecticut Ave NW # 700
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-8866


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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 49 states plus the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 848-3275

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.