Accreditation

Awarded Dual National Accreditations

Accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education

Luther Rice College & Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels.  Initial accreditation was granted on February 19th, 2014, in light of the commission’s judgment that the institution complies with ABHE’s Standards, including documentation of the appropriateness, rigor, and achievement of its stated student learning outcomes and all other Title IV eligibility requirements.  ABHE may be contacted at 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite #130, Orlando, FL, 32822, or by phone at 407-207-0808.  ABHE is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Luther Rice College & Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Rd, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434-525-9539; e-mail: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Reaffirmed status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21st, 2015; this status is effective for a period of ten years.  TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

State Operational Authorization

Luther Rice College and Seminary is exempt from the need to seek authorization under the provisions of the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, O.C.G.A. 20-3-250.3 (a) (10) which states:

“Subject to the requirements of subsection (c) of Code Section 20-3-250.6, any nonpublic, nonprofit college or university granting baccalaureate degrees whose principal office and campus are located in this state and its related graduate and professional programs, which have been in existence ten or more years as a nonpublic, nonprofit college or university and is accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education; provided, however, that such nonpublic, nonprofit college or university shall be subject to the provisions of Code Section 20-3-250.14 for the purposes of satisfying the requirements of 34 C.F.R. Section 668.43(b) and shall designate the commission as the recipient of complaints from students of such nonpublic, nonprofit college or university as a prerequisite for such nonpublic, nonprofit college’s and university’s acceptance of federal student financial aid funds; and provided, further, that the designation provided for under this paragraph shall be provided solely to the extent necessary for institutional compliance of such nonpublic, nonprofit college or university with the laws and regulation governing federal student financial aid and shall not affect, rescind, or supersede any preexisting authorizations, charters, or recognition.”