“Are you accredited?”
Most of the time, the first question a prospective student would asks is this, “Are you accredited?”
The best way this question could be answered would be, “if God really calls you to ministry, why do you need accreditation for?”
However, some Christians don’t see it that way. They want the secular world to lead them and dictate every step of their lives, including their biblical training . Since every christian reserved the right to ask that question, we must go one step further to explain.
Secular accreditation has its place and its purposes. In fact, I believe it has one place and two purposes:
Place: Secular accreditation should find its place in the secular field that is not guided by ethical and integrity of authentic christian. Consider the following points:
- “If you want to be bankrupt after completing your degree, go to a regionally accredited school. I am 58 years and I am still paying for student loan since I was twenty.”
- “If you want the government to pay for your school, go to a regionally accredited school.”
- “If you don’t want a lean and biblical education, go to a regionally school.”
- “If you are one of those who thinks biblical education is inferior to secular education, then go to a regionally accredited school.”
- If you are one of those who thinks a secular school can teach you better than a Christian school, come and talk to me. I graduated from 3 secular schools and 3 Christian schools.
- If you are interested in working in the secular field, particularly the public sector, then by all means go to a secular school.
- If you believe in quality education, highly effective curriculum, a caring school, Cornerstone is your school.
1. The first purpose of accreditation is to make accrediting agencies rich from accredited schools. Accreditation is exaggeratedly expensive and they invent ridiculous rules so they can make more money. A national accrediting agency charges $940.00 to review, approved or denies just one course. Then, do the math to see if a school has four, five or six bachelor program contains 40 courses each. Graduate courses cost more to review. These fees are above all those huge fees for application, review, and site visitation and so on.
Regardless how great a school curriculum is and how passionate a school is to provide quality education, unless that school has millions of dollars, regional or national accreditation is only a dream. Then, Regional accreditation refuses in most cases to acknowledge national accreditation as real accreditation while having the same approval from USDE.
2. The second purpose of secular accreditation is to bankrupt students by the time they completed their four years degree, and if they have plan for graduate school, they’ll be bankrupt for life. Many who have graduated from regional accredited schools can testify to the fact that accreditation does not guarantee gainful employment and yet, leaves them with an eternal debt. With you being bankrupt, you’ll owe the government your life by the time you die.
If you are not looking to fit in, you can earn your degree based on quality education great curriculum from CCU without being bankrupt or owe the government your life.
Have you ever seen a man or a woman of God who preaches a sermon, teaches a class, or does a presentation extremely well because he/she attended a regionally accredited school?
I know the answer is absolutely NO!
Or have you ever asked, “Since you speak so well, what accredited school have you attended?”
Which accredited school did the prophets, the apostles, or the priests attend?
The answer is NONE!
When Christians ask this question, it forces you to wonder, what kingdom do they work for?
Accreditation has its place in the secular world but it should no be so invasive in the Christian world. Accreditation is a third party group that decides by their own criteria whether or not your curriculum or program pleases them. That’s all to it. The second reason to it is money making machine for some selected group and the US Department of Education.
In that respect, Cornerstone Christian University and its other schools are currently accredited by the National TransRegional Accrediting Association Council (NTAAC)—a private accreditation body that grants accreditation to Private and independent Colleges, Universities, and Seminaries. This council is not affiliated with any government agency or USDE. Visit them at www.ntaac.org. Please check
CCU is not eligible for Title 4 funding, meaning that we are not able provide you with Federal Financial Aids or Grants. CCU has a very flexible payment plan to fit any tight budget in the event you cannot pay your tuition in full.
CCU is a school that you can attend and received a quality education without mortgage your house or charge off your credit card. Regional accreditation raised tuition 7 -9 times of CCU tuition and the quality of education is received is far more important and have an eternal reward.
CCU is not a Title 4 school. Therefore, students are not eligible for Federal funding. Since CCU is not a Title 4, Title 4 may not accept credit from CCU. Consequently, CCU makes no guarantee of the acceptance of CCU credits to other institutions except those accredited through the same or similar types of Accreditation Agencies as CCU and of Florida Counsel for Private Colleges and Seminaries. Transfer of credits from CCU to other institutions of learning are solely up to the discretion and desire of the institution where the student is applying. If you plan to transfer to another institution, it is your responsibility as a students to inquire whether or not the educational institution into which you plan to transfer concerning the transferability of credits received through any another institution, including CCU in advance of enrolment Our tuition is extremely low compare to most other institution of secular nature, which may be a major reason for not accepted credit from CCU. You can earn your degree based on quality education from CCU without being bankrupt or owe the government your life.