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Accreditation

United Theological Seminary has elected not to pursue an accredited status with any agency affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). UTS is not pursuing such recognition for two main reasons. First, we wish to continue having local ministers teach Bible classes and raise up new Christian leaders as the great commission commands (Matt. 28:19). Second, we want to keep the cost of tuition affordable so that more students have the opportunity to study at UTS and remain free from school debt. Accreditation by a recognized agency would mean that we would have to abandon these priorities. Instead, we have chosen to remain unaccredited and seek to demonstrate the credibility of UTS through compliance with generally accepted accreditation standards, articulation agreements with accredited colleges, and especially through the spiritually fruitful lives of the students who have attended. We are inspired by Paul’s words to the Corinthians, “Do we begin again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as some others, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.” (2 Corinthians 3:1-2)

Status:

United Theological Seminary is domiciled in the State of Indiana, and operates as an exempt religious institution of higher learning in accordance with exclusion IC-20-12-76-9

Memberships:

NATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE ASSOCIATION

UTS is a fully accredited member of the National Bible College Association (NBCA). Anyone desiring to contact NBCA for verification may utilize the below link:

To verify our status as an accredited member: [click here]

Disclaimer: United Theological Seminary is accredited by NBCA, which is not recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE).

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS

The National Association of Private Theological Institutions has granted and bestowed the status of Fully Accredited Member upon UTS, and has recognized our institution as a degree granting institution of higher learning. To verify membership and status visit: www.napti.us

Disclaimer: United Theological Seminary is accredited by NAPTI, which is not recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDOE).

WORLD-WIDE ACCREDITING COMMISSION

United Theological Seminary is a fully accredited member of the World-wide Accreditation Commission of Christian Educational Institutions (WWAC). Anyone desiring to contact WWAC for verification may write to:

WWAC
Attn: Dr. Paul Richardson
Executive President
2800 Blendwell Rd.
Richmond, VA 23224

Please be advised that due to the principles of separation of Church and state (Mk. 12:17; II Cor. 6:14; Ja. 4:4) WWAC has chosen not to seek endorsement by either the EAES or COPA.