Accreditation indicates that a college satisfies all of the essential principles expected of institutions of higher education. To achieve accreditation, a college must demonstrate its ability to plan for, assess, and improve regarding important standards of quality in a variety of areas.

Accredited institutions may award and confer credits and degrees that are recognized by other colleges and institutions, which are also recognized by the accrediting agency. Criswell College has maintained regional accreditation since 1985.

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Criswell College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Criswell College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.