Accreditation Overview

Jakes Divinity School students will enjoy a unique experience characteristic of Jakes Divinity School in partnership with existing institutions. Jakes Divinity School students will enroll in fully accredited degree programs because the degree offerings are powered by our fully accredited institutional partners: North Central University and Vanguard University.

North Central University is a Christian university—a Bible-based and Pentecostal university, affiliated with the Assemblies of God – located in Minneapolis, MN. NCU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. North Central University is an institutional participant in the NC-SARA initiative (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and is listed on the NC-SARA website (www.nc-sara.org). NCU is approved by the Department of Education of the State of Minnesota for the training of veterans and war orphans under Public Laws 358, 634, 87-815. The university is approved by the United States Department of Justice for the training of foreign students.

NCU is approved by the State of Minnesota, Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, for the training of students with disability handicaps.

Vanguard University (VU) is also a private, coeducational, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its Spirit-empowered Christian community provides a supportive and challenging environment to pursue quality education. The vision that guides the VUSC community is rooted in the University’s heritage as an institution of the Pentecostal tradition which was birthed out of the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California, at the turn of the twentieth century. VU is a community that encourages individual integrity and responsibility in accordance with biblical Christianity and its social and ethical implications. VU is a Christian university affiliated with the Southern California Network of the Assemblies of God. VU has maintained regional accreditation and membership in the Western Association of Schools and Colleges were granted since 1964.

We are grateful to our partners. As a new institution for higher learning, Jakes Divinity School has not yet achieved accreditation. We plan to begin the process soon. Yet, the degree offerings are accredited through our partnership schools. Thus, students who enroll in Jakes Divinity School will be dually enrolled in Jakes Divinity School and the partnering institution per the particular degree program enrolled. Students will earn degrees with the name of the partnering institution as well as a certificate from Jakes Divinity School.

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