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America Christian University


Motto

Faith, Virtue & Knowledge


Mission

To serve as the best institution of biblical higher education, providing skillful Word of Faith-based instruction with integrity and excellence.


Academic Excellence

America Christian University is an innovative approach to Christian school, designed to prepare mature Christian believers for the work of the ministry and different field. Our curriculum is focused to equip every student with practical tools for ministry and life, as well as spiritual depth and maturity. Faith is the is the foundation of ACU. Every student will discover what it means to embody faith, integrity and excellence in ministry.


ACCREDITATION

America Christian University (ACU) has accreditation and membership with a nationally recognized accrediting institution to award certificates and associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.


The U.S. Department of Education states that accreditation itself is a voluntary process. Many high-quality, legitimate and legal Colleges and Universities and other institutions of higher education operate today without accreditation.


There is no mandate by federal law for a School, College or University to be accredited. Many good schools are not accredited. Also, each accreditor has their own unique standards and, thus, there is no national consistency in institutional accreditation. Accreditation in the United States is awarded by non-US governmental agencies. Again, accreditation is strictly a voluntary option in the United States.


“The United States has no Federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over post-secondary educational institutions in this country. The States assume varying degrees of control over education, but, in general, institutions of higher education are permitted to operate with considerable independence and autonomy. As a consequence, American educational institutions can vary widely in the character and quality of their programs.


In order to ensure a basic level of quality, the practice of accreditation arose in the United States as a means of conducting non-governmental, peer evaluation of educational institutions and programs. Private educational associations of regional or national scope have adopted criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program and have developed procedures for evaluating institutions or programs to determine whether or not they are operating at basic levels of quality.” (U.S. Dept. Education website)

 

LEGAL STATUS

America Christian University is a private corporation in the state of Florida and legally authorized by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities (SBICU) with a religious exemption authority to offer degree programs that are designed solely for religious vocations.


America Christian University makes no claims, implied or otherwise, that our educational programs, courses, or curricula are the same as offered by secular state colleges and universities. America Christian University desires to remain separate and thereby maintain our religious prerogatives and freedom to compose courses and design degree programs that are in accordance with our Biblical convictions and beliefs. America Christian University is not affiliated with the State of Florida or the U.S. Department of Education. Credits and Degrees earned at America Christian University are for those in Christian service.


ACCREDITATION

Christian College Accreditation Commission International (CCACI)

www.ccaci.org


America Christian University is proudly accredited by the Christian College Accreditation Commission International (CCACI). CCACI has not sought recognition from United States Department of Education. This choice has been made by the Institutions CCACI represents and in no way reflects on its Legal Status or the quality of education offered by the Institutions. CCACI is an international Accrediting Commission that currently represents over 20 institutions in 4 countries.

America Christian University has elected CCACI as its Accrediting Agency because of our desire to remain free from the control of any Federal, State or private agency controlled by same, that will not allow complete Religious Freedom in our curriculum and student body.


America Christian University makes no guarantee of the acceptance of ACU credits to other institutions. Transfer of credits from ACU to other institutions of learning are solely up to the discretion and desire of the institution where the student is applying. Students are encouraged to inquire how the educational institution into which they plan to transfer concerning the transferability of credits received through any another institution in advance of enrollment.