Accreditations, Associations, Approvals, and Certifications


Lancaster Bible College, as an institution, 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.

Specialized Accreditations

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.

Degrees Granted

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is authorized to grant the following degrees:


  • Maryland Higher Education Commission (Washington DC 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).

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