Accreditations, Associations, Approvals, and Certifications

Accreditations

Lancaster Bible College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE). MSCHE and ABHE are both institutional accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    267.284.5000
    info@msche.org
  • The Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE)
    5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822-1781
    401.207.0808
    info@abhe.org

Associations

Lancaster Bible College has affiliate status with the Council for Christian College & Universities (CCCU). The College is also a member of the Evangelical Training Association (ETA) a nationally recognized agency for the promotion of higher standards for Christian teachers and church educators. ETA diplomas are awarded to qualified students upon graduation.

Approvals

Lancaster Bible College is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). LBC is also approved by the United States Department of Justice for the training of nonimmigrant international students. The courses and degrees LBC currently offers online are authorized or exempt in all states except Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. If you are from one of these locations, please contact us for more information.

Certifications

Graduates of the elementary education, health and physical education, music education, and graduate school MEd programs receive state certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) has indicated that LBC’s Master of Arts programs fulfill the required content areas for taking the National Counselor Examination (NCE).

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School is certified by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Indiana Department of Education, Florida Department of Education, Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; and is approved by the appropriate states to operate at the site in their state: 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601; 7852 Walker Drive, Suite 100, Greenbelt, MD 20770; 601 N. Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219; 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; 1548 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104; and 8001 Forbes Place Suite 111, Springfield, VA 22151; 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132. The college is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for the training of nonimmigrant international students. LBC’s current online courses and degrees are authorized or exempt in all states except Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 

Degrees Granted

Lancaster Bible College is authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant the following degrees:

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Bible
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Associate of Science in Bible
  • Certificate Programs

Graduate Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Bible
  • Master of Arts in Ministry
  • Master of Education
  • Certificate Programs