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Another Accreditation Question

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Paul1611, May 13, 2007.

  1. Paul1611

    Paul1611 New Member

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    Is there a big difference between ABHE, SACS, and TRACS? I have looked at a number of Bible Colleges and these seem to be the 3 that keep popping up. Would anyone recommend a ABHE accredited school over a SACS accredited school or TRACS over ABHE accredited school?
     
  2. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member
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    SACS is regional accreditation, and, as such, is generally the most respected among universities (i.e. credits are much more likely to transfer).

    TRACS is national accreditation, which is good, but transferring may be problematic, depending on the policy of the university.

    I don't know much about ABHE.

    If the college is SACS-accredited, though, the others really don't make much of a difference.
     
  3. nkypastor

    nkypastor New Member

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    ABHE (formerly American Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges) is a nationally recognized accreditor. As the first poster mentioned, regional accreditors usually are more respected. My undergrad school had ABHE accredidation when I started, and my degree was the first to be SACS accredited. I now attend Liberty's distance learning program, which is both regionally (SACS) and nationally accredited (TRACS). As long as you go to a school with both, I don't see that you can go wrong! :)
     
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