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Accreditations, Affiliations, & Authorizations

Academic Accreditations

  • Grace College and Theological Seminary is accredited by theHigher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. DepartmentofEducation.
  • Grace Theological Seminary is accredited by theAssociation of Theological Schools.
  • The School of Education at Grace College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and theIndiana Department of Education.
  • The School of Business is currently transitioning its accreditation from International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) to theAccreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)and is currently in candidacy status with ACBSP. For more information about Grace’s accredited programs, please see theSchool of Business.
  • The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by theCouncil for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • 位于印第安纳州威诺娜湖格蕾丝学院校园的伯特利大学护理专业理学学士获得了护理教育认证委员会(ACEN)的认证,3390桃树路NE, Suite 卡塔尔世界杯让球1400,亚特兰大,GA 30326,(404) 975-5000。
    • The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs
    • Search ACEN Accredited Nursing Programs. Search by state, country or name of governing organization (enter any part of the name of the governing organization). Narrow your search by program type by selecting from the drop down list

Academic Organizations

Academic Partners

For questions regarding articulation agreements, contact the Brileigh Malott, Academic Affairs at(574) 372-5100, ext. 6143

  • Ancilla College
  • Bethel University (Indiana) – the Bethel UniversityBSNdegree at Grace College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Momentum Ministry Partners
  • Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN)
  • Crossroads Bible College
  • Detroit Bible Institute
  • Faith Christian School
  • Greater Commission Bible Institute
  • Handong Global University
  • Harrison College
  • Ivy Tech State College
  • John Patrick University
  • The Learning House, Inc.
  • Lakeland Christian Academy
  • Lifeline Youth & Family Services
  • New Tribes Bible Institute
  • Purdue University
  • Shepherds Bible Institute
  • Southwest Baptist University
  • University of North Dakota
  • Vincennes University

State Authorizations for Distance (Online) Education

Federal and state laws have established requirements that regulate distance (online) education programs offered by postsecondary institutions like Grace College & Seminary. These laws protect student-consumers related to a variety of issues that may occur during the course of their distance education. Grace makes every effort to comply with these laws related to its delivery of distance education.

Logo of National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements - Approved Institution

As part of this compliance effort, Grace College & Seminary was approved by the State of Indiana to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions like Grace that become members of SARA operate under SARA standards and policies. Membership is open to degree-granting postsecondary institutions from all sectors that are accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Grace College & Seminary is accredited by theHigher Learning Commission.

Please note that not all online programs may be authorized or approved in every state. To see the authorization status of each state,click here.If you have a question about a particular state, please contact theSchool of Professional & Online Educationfor more information.

Students are advised to speak with the School of Professional & Online Education before moving from an authorized state to an unauthorized state prior to completing their distance education program.

Students interested in the online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program should determine prior to enrolling in this program the educational and other licensing requirements in the state in which they plan to seek a license. Clickhereto obtain the contact information for mental health counseling state licensing boards or contact one ofGrace’s CMHC项目援助。

The following are important announcements or restrictions related to authorization of Grace College’s online programs:

  • Alaska – Grace College is exempt from authorization to operate a postsecondary educational institution by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (
  • Indiana – The State of Indiana has authorized Grace College & Seminary by name to operate educational programs beyond secondary education.
  • Georgia – Students who are residents of Georgia are permitted to follow the complaint process posted on the NPEC web site (
  • Kentucky – Residents may pursue the online master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling if they plan to complete their practicum and internship in a non-restricted state such as Indiana.
  • Ohio – The Akron Program is approved by theOhio Department of Higher Education.
  • Texas – Grace College is not required by theTexas Workforce Commissionto be regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. The State of Indiana has authorized Grace College & Seminary by name to operate educational programs beyond secondary education. The complaint process for online students is availablehere.

Distance education students residing in other states may contact theIndiana Commission for Higher Educationconcerning complaints after having completed the institution’s student complaint process.

For more information about the institution’s online programs, contact theSchool of Professional & Online Education.

Athletic Affiliations

Religious Affiliation

Grace College & Seminary is affiliated with theCharis Fellowship. Grace students represent more than 30 other denominations and non-denominational churches.