Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary is authorized and approved to grant degrees in the State of Indiana under Article I, Sections 2, 3, and 4, of the Indiana State Constitution and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization as stated in the Internal Revenue Service letter of determination dated February 24, 1970.
We are not affiliated (accredited) with any regional or national accrediting agency and have operated, successfully, as a school of ministry for over 40 years with students graduating and serving in a variety of areas including teaching, preaching, missions, and counseling. Trinity clearly understands the purpose of accreditation. However, as noted by the US Department of Education, and all US DOE recognized accreditors, accreditation is a voluntary process.
For Trinity, and many other good schools that seek to serve the adult learner population, the true measure of the quality of an education, and the institution itself, is the extensive experience and credentials of its faculty, the integrity of its courses and programs, and ultimately the ministry and professional achievements of its students and graduates. Trinity has provided access to Christian higher education for over 40 years, has over 2000 students currently enrolled in its distance learning programs, and has been blessed to have graduated nearly 4500 learners who serve to further the cause of Christ all over the world.
Each year, Trinity pursues comprehensive academic evaluations made by faculty from other accredited institutions. These external examiners who do not teach for Trinity assess student learning outcomes in light of the:
This external assessment guides Trinity in its internal processes of developing and upgrading institutional policies and procedures, curriculum development, and also determines the targeted quality for its courses and programs consistent with a “student-first” philosophy for our adult student population.