Since some here scorn accreditation b/c good accreditation (regional and ATS) requires a decent budget and library size... I wondered if you thought such criteria was valid? I believe so. To be a top research center, the school needs to accommodate scholarly inquiry. I dropped out of a PhD program in biblical studies b/c the program and school was completely lacking of the resources I needed to perform quality research. Thus its accreditation level met its level of budget and library potential.