Bethany College of Missions is applying for accreditation with The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) which is not only recognized by the United States Department of Education but also by the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, the theological education affiliate of the World Evangelical Alliance. The Council is a global community sponsored by eight continental/regional associations of theological schools.
ABHE is governed by its member institutions through a delegate assembly which elects members of both a Board of Directors and a Commission on Accreditation at an annual business meeting. Accrediting decisions are made by the Commission on Accreditation.
Our accreditation five-member site team will be at Bethany from October 10-12, 2011. Besides meeting with our Trustee Board, the team will interview students, staff and faculty. They will assess the College based on 11 standards that deal with such areas as academic programs, enrollment, faculty, student life and finances.