Accreditation & Affiliation

Why is accreditation important?
An accredited school is one that has been evaluated by a federally-recognized agency and approved because it meets certain academic and other requirements. Accreditation is important because it increases the availability of financial assistance for students and allows credits to transfer more easily to other institutions. Also, graduates of an accredited Bible program are eligible for military and hospital chaplaincy positions.
Complete List of Accreditations and Other Designations
American Baptist College is accredited with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). ABHE is a nationally approved agency by the U.S. Department of Education, listing ABC in the U.S. Higher Education Directory, and it is a recognized agency of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a private, nonprofit "umbrella organization" that coordinates accreditation activity of the voluntary accrediting agencies in the United States. (
American Baptist College has been recognized by the U. S. Department of Education since March, 2013, as one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).  The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans…”
American Baptist College is approved for the training of Veterans.
American Baptist College is approved by the U.S. Justice Department, Immigration and Naturalization Service for the training of foreign students.
American Baptist College is approved by the State of Tennessee, Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for the training of students with disability handicaps.
American Baptist College is listed in the Directory of Post-Secondary Institutions published by the U.S. Department of Education.
American Baptist College is a Participating Schools in the Principles of Excellence Program, U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
American Baptist College is a Participating School in the U. S. Department of Defense, Voluntary Education Partnership, committed to the Memorandum of Understanding.