Our Purpose

Transworld Accrediting Commission International (Transworld) exists to assure the quality and assist in the improvement of the institution or program we accredit, preschool through postsecondary–within our shared Biblical distinctives by establishing an organizational witness to their credibility of performance and integrity.

We are governed by a Board of Directors. They set accreditation standards, monitor compliance, and award accreditation certificates. Accreditation certificates are awarded only upon recommendation by the Board of Commissioners (Transworld).

On site visits to applicant institutions are completed by Transworld representatives to gather data for the Board of Commissioners. Recommendations are then made to the Transworld Executive Board of Directors for a final decision.


The Transworld Accrediting Commission International (Transworld) is a professional, federally recognized, non-profit church educational organization whose philosophy is to demonstrate accountability to the consuming public for education obtained in non-traditional evangelical educational institutions. This accountability is demonstrated by institutions that are accredited by Transworld, having documented evidence of compliance with Transworld standards of structure and governance, material resources, policies, faculty and curriculum.


To provide a mechanism whereby evangelical educational institutions demonstrate that they meet at least minimal standards of performance.

To provide consultation services that enable educational institutions to meet accepted standards of performance.

To provide the consuming public with the current status of institutions which have applied to Transworld for accreditation.

To provide a centralized information and referral source for issues that concern accredited institutions and non-traditional students.

To disseminate information about non-traditional educational options to the general public.

To promote academic excellence and accountability.