TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, as a national accrediting body for Christian institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries. TRACS is also a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education. TRACS is a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization that provides accreditation to Christian postsecondary institutions offering associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.
The International Council For Alternate And Theological Studies had an informal beginning in 1947 and since then it has been involved as an NGO in informal encouragement of theological studies within India. Documents were submitted for Government Approval in 2003, and after the due course of examination such an approval was granted on 15th December according to the laws of the State and Central Government of India.
ATA seeks to facilitate the improvement of the quality of educational programs of its members through accreditation of programs, whether residential, extension, and other combination of systems. A manual is available for anyone interested. The accreditation model that ATA has adopted is based on four key principles:
The Association for Biblical higher Education is a North American agency.
Comprises approximately 200 postsecondary institutions throughout North America specializing in biblical ministry formation and professional leadership education.
Represents an aggregate student enrollment of 35,000+