Accrediting Associations

Cincinnati Christian University is legally incorporated in the state of Ohio and is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to offer the following degrees: Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees.

Since 1989, Cincinnati Christian University has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, phone 312.263.0456), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. HLC accredits CCU’s Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees.

Cincinnati Bible Seminary (CBS) is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103, phone 412.788.6505), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education to accredit seminaries in the US. and Canada.

The CCU Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510 Alexandria, VA 22314, phone 703.535.5990) in clinical mental health counseling.  The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) degree is also pre-approved as a qualifying degree for licensure as a professional counselor by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400 Washington DC 20036, phone 202.223.0077) accredits CCU’s education programs which lead to teacher licensure. CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.   CAEP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the US Department of Education, and the Ohio Department of Education.

All of CCU’s accreditation associations are themselves accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510, Washington DC, 20036, 202-955-6126). Recognition is the scrutiny and affirmation of the quality of regional, faith-related, career-related and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only nongovernmental higher education organization in the United States that undertakes this scrutiny. These associations and CCU’s educational programs are recognized by the Department of Education.

CCU also holds membership in the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection (GC3). This organization provides opportunities for participation in joint educational ventures and enhances relationships with academic peers. Students may cross-register at other GC3 schools in courses that are not offered at CCU, thus expanding their educational opportunities. Members of the GC3 include Cincinnati State Technical and Community College,  Miami University,  Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati,  Xavier University, and 13 others.

Cincinnati Christian University is also a member of the Ohio College Association and the Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education (OAPCTE).

The academic programs at CCU have been approved by the State approving agency for persons eligible under the laws administered by the Veterans Administration. The college is recognized by the Social Security Administration. CCU is also authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Through the years, CCU students have enjoyed wide acceptance of their general education credits in other colleges and universities. Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions, published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), indicates a general acceptance of CCU credits.

Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of Cincinnati Christian University within the confines of its theological position and mission not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, handicap, or sex in the administration of its admission policies, education programs, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, and other school-administered programs. Inquiries regarding Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, 2700 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45204 (phone 513.244.8420), or to the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.