HISTORY: A bible college or christian university can opt for recognized national accreditation by: Regional Association - one of six that cover the entire US and historically have 95% of all accrediting AABC - American Assoc of Bible Colleges which for some years has been recognized by the govt and most Regional associations TRACS - Newest of the bodies to be recognized by the govt for accrediting There are other smaller groups for specialized schools, institutes, training facilities. There are some for correspondence-type schools. Some international associations where a school in the US links with another overseas to become "accredited". It is big business, big money, to a school it means students. ISSUE TO DISCUSS: If I was recommending a school to a 18-year old in my church, I would recommend one that is REGIONALLY accredited before one that is by AABC. And one that is AABC over one in TRACS. And one in TRACS over a non-accredited. Thoughts?