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 is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COMSA).


  • Programs leading to teacher certification are approved by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
  • LBC is also approved by the United States Department of Justice for the training of non-immigrant international students.

Authorization to Award Degrees

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is certified by Pennsylvania Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Florida Department of Education, Tennessee Higher Education Commission; 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; 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; 1548 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104; and 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19132. The college is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for the training of non-immigrant international students.


  • Maryland Higher Education Commission (Greenbelt location)
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission (Memphis location)

Institutional Participant

  • LBC’s online courses/degrees are available to residents of all states and territories of the US under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA), of which LBC is an institutional participant, or through authorizations/exemptions in the following non-SARA states: California and Massachusetts.


  • The College is 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 a membership the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Degrees Granted

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

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Certificate Programs

Seminary\Graduate Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Master of Arts in Christian Care
  • Master of Arts in Formational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Ministry
  • Master of Arts - Professional Counseling
  • Master of Education
  • Certificate Programs

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Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.