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Old 09-02-2006, 03:43 PM
JWeaver JWeaver is offline
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Default Ames Christian University

Is this a reputable University? Is the cost inexpensive
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:59 PM
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Default Ames Christian University

Inexpensive - yes - I think the Bachelor's degree is around $500. The costs are made pretty plain on their website.

They also state plainly they are unaccredited. This does not mean they are or are not "reputable." Institutions granting religious degrees can do so legally without accreditation.

Trouble is, if you want to go further at another school, afterwards. Unaccredited study doesn't generally transfer very well...if at all!!

If an unaccredited religious degree will suffice, I s***est you look at Nations University. They are distance-ed, cost is $100 year for US residents and academically, they are VERY strict! Unlike almost all other unaccredited schools, a bachelor's from them is sufficient education to get you into a master's program at an accredited University in Tennessee.

Good luck ---
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:46 AM
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Wow, Johann, that's really useful! It's good to know which unaccredited schools will transfer credits. Like you said, most of them don't.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:00 PM
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I had no idea that religious private universities were often unaccredited. What's the reasoning behind this?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:03 PM
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Hmm is there actually a relation between the two (religious and unaccredited) or is just a coincidence?
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:49 PM
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I never knew that religious universities were all unaccredited. Wonder why? Does anyone happen to know why? Learn something new everyday. Thanks
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:56 PM
Ceruleah Ceruleah is offline
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They often are unaccredited because the government will have more say in who they hire and how their rules are observed if they accept accreditation.

Is there a website for this Nations University???
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:16 PM
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Default Nations University, Accreditation, etc.

Yes, there is a website:

http://www.nationsu.org

The Accredited school that will admit qualified Nations Grads into a Master's program is Lipscomb University in Nashville - Per Nations' site.

Many (by no means all) religious schools are not accredited. One reason is religious exemption - schools that grant degrees solely in religious subjects are generally not required to be accredited for their degrees to be legal.

Nations give what seem to be good, straightforward reasons as to why they are unaccredited - check their site by clicking on "regarding accreditation" on the home page.

Many religious schools are accredited by TRACS - which is CHEA-recognized. There are also some regionally accredited by the "Big 6" as well as some by DETC (e.g. Catholic Distance University).

What makes me favour Nations is:

(1) I've never heard/read a bad word about them. Their standards are high. Some say "they're tough as nails."

(2) With a Nations Degree, you have a shot at at least one accredited grad school. That can hardly be said of most other unaccredited schools.

I wish you all well!

Johann
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:28 PM
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They often are unaccredited because the government will have more say in who they hire and how their rules are observed if they accept accreditation.

Is there a website for this Nations University???
I was thinking the same thing about seperation of church and state. If they allow the government or state to make them an accredited school then the government/state can have a say in what type of classes are and are not allowed because it would open them up to demands from outside influences.
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:31 AM
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Exactly. My old Bible College just underwent a complete overhaul along with change-of-name so they can become accredited and rake in the gov't dollars. So, essentially, my school no longer exists.

I'm really going to look into this Nations University. I'm seriously curious!
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