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5 Ways to Sabotage Accreditation and How to Overcome Them

In an era filled with vision and hope, two men seized an audacious opportunity. In 1803, the French sold the Louisiana Purchase to the United States—828,000,000 square miles of uncharted territory—as large as the rest of the nation. President Thomas Jefferson asked his private secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an exploration expedition named the Corps […]

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To choose a Christian college, or a secular one, is to open oneself to a lifetime of understanding based on a particular worldview.

Another Reason to Choose a Christian College

My youngest is choosing a college. I hope she will choose a Christian college. The preeminent university in her field is so anti-Christian that they expelled Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship from their school. Certainly, that academic community needs ambassadors of Christ, but do I want my daughter subjected to their constant indoctrination? While we need to […]

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The cost of an accreditation consultant can be wise stewardship.

Accreditation Consultant Prices

Is Hiring an Accreditation Consultant Worth Your School’s Money? Have you wondered whether accreditation consultant prices are worth the money? Let’s consider a realistic case study: Imagine that half your board neither donates money or brings in donations. And imagine that after giving your board the “get, give, or get off” speech, one of the […]

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How many faculty members do you need to be accredited?

Full-Time Faculty Requirements for Accreditation

As an accreditation consultant, I have several times been asked questions like, “What would it take for us to add ATS accreditation?”  To answer that question, I often start with a discussion of full-time faculty requirements for accreditaton.  While there is a great deal of overlap in the standards of any Department-of-Education-Recognized accrediting agency, faculty […]

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A Free College Newsletter Template That Recruits Students, Donations, and Spiritual Rewards

(Excerpted from, Finding Funds for a Small Christian College, by David Agron, Ph.D) A college newsletter can be an exceptional tool for recruiting donors and students—really. But how do you entice a potential donor or student to actually read your newsletter and engage with your school instead of throwing out your valuable insights with the […]

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Understanding State Approval and Accreditation: Who Officially Decides Your School Is “Good”?

Who decides if your school is a good school (and what does the government have to do with it)? This question requires a basic understanding of state approval and accreditation. In many countries, the government — perhaps their ministry of education — provides credible certification. In the United States, private accrediting agencies are trusted as […]

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How Far Can Your School Reach? St. Paul’s Plan for Influencing Your Region

Theological Schools Impact Communities (Excerpted from commencement address at Yellowstone Christian College) Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in […]

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