Certainly, there are advantages when a school is accredited (regional or national accreditation), but is it the sole criterion for a quality biblical education? Advantages include: Access to federal loans/grants. Secular oversight of program quality. However, can an unaccredited school provide a quality academic experience? Of course, Bob Jones, Pensacola Christian, and for years Luther Rice (in its pre-TRACS years) are examples of such. There are other sincere academic institutions which offer religious/biblical/ministerial training, which do not currently hold regional/national accreditation, yet offer substantive programs of study. I do not imply such schools as American College of Metaphysical Theology www.americancollege.com, but schools requiring legitimate coursework. What are your thoughts?