Ed Smither, CIU professor

Educational quality at Christian colleges, universities and seminaries is essential. You’ll find that here at CIU.

CIU maintains accreditation from the most respected accrediting agencies. That means that your classwork and your degree will meet the widely accepted secular standards.

That’s true for our undergraduate programs and our graduate and seminary programs, just as it is for our online program. And that’s important down the road. You'll have the confidence that your degree will transfer to postgraduate education.

CIU is accredited by the:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of CIU.
  • Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, a North American accrediting agency for undergraduate and graduate institutions offering degrees in Bible and ministry. Contact ABHE at 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando, Florida 32822 or call 407-207-0808.
  • Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, a North American accrediting agency for seminaries and theological graduate students. Contact ATS at 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 15275 or call 412-788-6505.
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (Master of Arts in Counseling and Post-graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Certificate only) Contact CACREP at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 or call 703-535-5990.

CIU also is an affiliate campus of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. For a list of other recognitions, visit the academic catalog.