Information on Accreditation

What is accreditation?
  • A status awarded to an educational institution that meets or exceeds the standards set forth by the United States Department of Education.
  • A voluntary process sought by our college that assures the educational community, the general public and our prospective students that we as an educational institution have clearly defined educational goals appropriate to that of higher education.
  • A form of insurance to the educational consumer (students).  Accreditation confirms the honesty and integrity of an institution in it provision of a sound education, thereby providing protection to her prospective students.
Why is it important to attend an accredited college?
  • Faculty development by encouraging the presence of qualified teachers.  
  • Academic excellence by requiring a clearly defined educational purpose and pre-planned syllabi for every class that support the stated purpose.
  • Broader recognition by enforcing higher standards and criteria to be met by accredited institutions of higher learning.
How does accreditation impact me?
  • Financial Aid:  Federal and State financial assistance has enabled many students to attend Trinity Baptist College and keep their accounts current.  The FAFSA may be completed on the Internet (   Apply today to see if you qualify!
  • Quality Programs:  You and your parents can know our academic program is credible.
  • Credit Transfer:  Our students transfer credits more easily, specifically to other accredited institutions.
  • Graduate School:  Our college offers a solid educational experience that leads to a recognized degree, enabling our students to continue their education if they so desire.
What Agency Provides Trinity's Accreditation?

Trinity Baptist College is a member of the Transnational Association of
Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, Virginia
24551; Telephone: 434-525-9539; email:] having been
awarded Reaffirmed status as a Category III institution by the TRACS
Accreditation Commission on November 6, 2012; this status is effective for a
period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department
of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
(CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in
Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools
15935 Forest Road
Forest, VA 24551

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