Current Accreditation Status

Jubilee University holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808). Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.

For questions, please contact and mark the subject “Accreditation.”

What Is Accreditation And Why Do We Need It?

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer reviewed process which serves 4 main purposes: 

  1. To assure quality to the public, 
  2. To ease student transfer between institutions by signaling quality, 
  3. Provides institutions with access to federal financial aid, and 
  4. Certifies a graduate’s credentials to employers.

An “accredited” university meets the Standards for Accreditation established by an accrediting agency. The Standards ensure that an institution has appropriate and clear goals, sufficient resources to achieve them, is fulfilling its objectives, and will continue to do so.

The process provides colleges and universities with an opportunity for reflection, honest assessment of strengths and weaknesses, along with a chance to develop strategies for continued improvement.

Who Accredits the Accreditors?

Accreditors, such as ABHE, are organizations federally recognized through the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), a bipartisan committee established under the Higher Education Act Amendments of 1992.  NACIQI recognition indicates that an accreditor can adequately determine whether an institution is of sufficient quality to qualify for federal funds for financial aid and other programs.

In addition, ABHE is recognized through the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which has four standards for accreditors: 

  1. They are required to advance academic quality and support student achievement, 
  2. They demonstrate accountability and transparency, 
  3. They demonstrate sufficient accreditation structure and organization, and
  4. They demonstrate capacity and compliance for international accreditation.

What are ABHE Standards for Accreditation?

ABHE’s Standards for Accreditation, most recently revised in 2022, examine “institutional quality” in eleven areas, which are:

  1. Mission, Goals and Objectives
  2. Assessment and Planning
  3. Institutional Integrity
  4. Authority and Governance
  5. Administration
  6. Institutional Resources
  7. Enrollment Management
  8. Student Services
  9. Faculty
  10. Library and Other Learning Resources
  11. Academic Programs

More detailed information about the Standards for Accreditation can be found on the ABHE website (see COA Manual).

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