Accreditations, Agreements, Approvals and Awards

Accreditation

Calvary University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Biblical Higher Education. Calvary has a rating of IV-AG in the publication Transfer Credit Practices.

Association for Biblical Higher Education

ABHE is the quality and credibility resource partner that connects efforts among Christian postsecondary educational institutions and with others invested in serious Bible learning that shapes a life of godly influence and service to the most effective means for maturing, thriving, and sustaining. (excerpted from ABHE Constitution, Article II)

5850 T G Lee Blvd, Suite 130
Orlando FL 32822
407-207-0808
info@abhe.org

Higher Learning Commission

230 S LaSalle St, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
(800) 621-7440
FAX at 312-263-7462
inquiry@hlcommission.org
www.hlcommission.org

Approvals

The State of Missouri

Calvary University is authorized by the State of Missouri to offer degrees commensurate with its programs of training.

Department of Education

Calvary University is listed in the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs published by the United States Department of Education.

Title IX

Calvary University is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in all Title IV Student Assistance Programs.

Elementary and Secondary Education

Calvary University’s elementary education, secondary education (social studies emphasis), and music education programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Candidates who graduate from these programs can be recommended for state certification and licensure.

Department of Veteran Affairs

Calvary University is approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the training of veterans.

DOD Voluntary Education Partnership

Calvary University is a member of the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership, which incorporates the President’s Executive Order 13607, “Establishing Principles of Excellence for educational intuitions serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members.”

Non-immigrant Aliens

Calvary University is authorized by Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien (international) students.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Calvary University is a member institution of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Please consult with your Admissions contact to confirm that your desired program is available in your state of residence.

ECFA

Calvary University is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Recent Awards

#26 Top Christian Colleges

Based on multiple data points within the three major criteria of academic quality, accessibility, and affordability, College Atlas has ranked Calvary University as #26 out of the top 150 campus Christian colleges in the United States.

Top 25 for History

Calvary University has been ranked in the Top 25 of “Best Online Colleges for History Degrees” by SR Education.

Top 20 Affordable

Calvary University has been ranked #3 on the Top 20 Affordable Private Schools in the United States.

Military Friendly

Calvary University has been awarded Military Friendly Institution status.

#6 Most Affordable Online

Calvary University has been ranked as the #6 most affordable online theology and Christian studies degree program by bestschools.com.

Top 50 Bible Colleges

Calvary University has been ranked as a top 50 Bible college by christianuniversitiesonline.org.

#19 Online Christian

Calvary University has been ranked the 19th best online program for Christian colleges by bestcolleges.com.

#11 Most Affordable Christian Counseling

Calvary University has been ranked the 11th most affordable Christian Counseling Bachelor’s Degree Program by Counseling Degree Hub.

Lowest Student Loan Debt

Calvary University has been ranked #2 in Missouri, and #26 out of 1300 colleges and Universities for lowest student loan debt at graduation by LendEDU.com.

Top 50 Admirable

Calvary University has been named to Knowledge Review’s list of The 50 Admirable Educational Institutions, 2017.

Articulation Agreements

Calvary University has reciprocal articulation agreements with other colleges which allow students to seek degrees not completely offered at Calvary.  Calvary has articulation agreements with the following institutions:

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Kansas City, KS

Metropolitan Community College

Kansas City, MO

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO

Program-Specific Agreements

In addition, Calvary University has program-specific agreements with the following institutions:

Biblical Ministries Worldwide

Lawrenceville, GA

To fulfill the degree requirements for the recognition of educational work performed by Calvary students under the supervision of BMW personnel for the students registered in Intercultural Studies Methods coursework at Calvary.

Chafer Theological Seminary

Albuquerque, NM

To fulfill the requirements for the Master’s degree in Bible, Calvary will accept grades and credits awarded by Chafer that have been evaluated, approved, enrolled and completed by students transferring to Calvary.

Children’s Ministries Institute

Warrenton, MO

To fulfill the degree requirements for the AA in Children’s Ministry, BS in Ministry Studies: Children’s Ministry, or the minor in Children’s Ministry, Calvary accepts grades and awards 15 credit hours awarded by Children’s Ministries Institute (CMI), for the approved CMI program, located in the Calvary catalog, in which the student was enrolled by Calvary’s Registrar.

Crossworld

Kansas City, MO

To fulfill the degree requirements for the recognition of educational work performed by Calvary students under the supervision of Crossworld personnel for the students registered in Intercultural Studies Methods coursework at Calvary.

Dallas International University

Dallas, TX

To fulfill the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts PDS: Linguistics degree, Calvary accepts grades and credits awarded by the Dallas International University for courses in which the student was authorized by Calvary’s Registrar to enroll.

Ethnos360 Bible Institute

Jackson, MI

To fulfill the degree requirements of programs that have been approved by both Ethnos360 and Calvary.  Calvary will accept grades and credits awarded by Ethnos360 Bible Institute from only those Bible and theology courses that have been evaluated, approved, enrolled and completed by Ethnos360 Bible Institute students transferring to Calvary. Also to fulfill the degree requirements for the recognition of educational work performed by Calvary students under the supervision of Ethnos360 personnel for the students registered in Intercultural Studies Methods coursework at Calvary.

Faculdade Teologica Internacional

ABECAR, Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil

To authorize Calvary University to accept course credits earned at Faculdade Teologica Internacional, ABECAR, in Brazil for the respective Bible, theology, and ministry courses approved, enrolled in, and completed by ABECAR students transferring to Calvary.

Frontier School of the Bible

LaGrange, WY

To fulfill the Bible and theology  requirements or elective requirements in the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Music degrees, Calvary will accept grades and credits awarded by Frontier School of the Bible from Bible and theology courses that have been evaluated, approved, enrolled and completed by students transferring to Calvary.

Greek Bible Institute

Athens, Greece

To authorize students to enroll in courses of study at Greek Bible College in pursuit of approved academic programs established by Calvary and to accept grades and credits awarded by Greek Bible College for the respective courses approved, enrolled and completed by Calvary students.

Pyeongtaek University

Pyeongtak, South Korea

To encourage student exchanges between the Music Departments and collaborative music-related ventures such as summer music camps. Transfer credits for Calvary students studying at Pyeongtaek University are subject to existing transfer credit requirements as published in the College catalog. Credits transferred from Pyeongtaek University may not exceed 24% of the student’s program.

School of Missionary Aviation Technology

Ionia, MI

To fulfill the degree requirements for the BS PDS: Airframe & Power Plant Mechanics, Calvary recognizes 42 semester hours of credit from the School of Missionary Aviation Technology (SMAT), for completing and earning a certificate in Airframe and Power Plant Mechanics (A & P Program) from SMAT for which the student was authorized by Calvary’s Registrar to enroll in and attend. To fulfill the degree requirements for the minor in Aviation Flight Training, Calvary recognizes 15 semester hours of credit from the School of Missionary Aviation Technology (SMAT) for completing and earning a certificate in Aviation Flight Training from SMAT for which the student was authorized by Calvary’s Registrar to enroll in and attend.

Tyndale Theological Seminary & Bible Institute

Hurst, TX

Calvary will accept grades and transfer credits awarded by Tyndale for Bible, Theology, and Ministry courses that have been evaluated, approved, enrolled in and completed byTyndale students transferring to Calvary.

Word of Life Bible Institute

Pottersville, NY

To establish institutional collaboration and partnership including (1) academic recognition of course credits earned, (2) development of collaborative academic programs, (3) establishment of reciprocal scholarship programs, (4) facilities sharing, (5) faculty sharing, and (6) a general posture of cooperation in ministry.

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