POSITION ON ACCREDITATION
Centurion Bible College is not accredited and has no plans to ever seek accreditation. Our mission is to provide quality education for Christian leaders, in the most convenient way, for the lowest possible cost. Our courses are “to the point” and we include nothing superfluous.
Accreditation is often misunderstood. In the United States, the government does not accredit institutions of higher learning. However, the United States Department of Education recognizes a number of accrediting agencies. For accreditation to be widely recognized it must be by one of these agencies. The process of accreditation is very expensive.
Some Bible colleges are accredited by agencies not recognized by the Department of Education. They may advertise that they are fully accredited, and they may well be. But if it is not by an agency recognized by the Department of Education, their accreditation will not be recognized by most government agencies. Also, many church denominations will not recognize that accreditation. At Centurion Bible College, we believe that type of accreditation offers no advantage to our students. We also believe that at times it is used deceptively.
Centurion Bible College wants our students to understand what they are, and are not getting when they receive a degree from us. You are receiving a quality learning experience that will prepare you well for Christian ministry.
You are receiving a legal degree. You may find it to your advantage to display it on your office wall or include it in your resume. But you should understand that many denominations, businesses and agencies will not recognize it because it is not accredited.
If you are able to pursue a degree from an accredited Bible college it may be to your advantage to do so. But if you find that option to be too costly or inconvenient we offer an alternative
that might fit your life.