Accreditations, Associations, Approvals, and Certifications
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
- The Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE)
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 130, Orlando, FL 32822-1781
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.
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, North Dakota, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. If you are from one of these locations, please contact us for more information.
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 is authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Bible
- Bachelor of Science in Education
- Associate of Science in Bible
- Certificate Programs
- Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership
- Master of Arts
- Master of Arts in Bible
- Master of Arts in Ministry
- Master of Education
- Certificate Programs