Accreditation & Approvals

Educational Effectiveness Statement/Student Outcomes Data


Central Baptist Theological Seminary is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission’s North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602
1‐800‐217‐7440
www.ncahlc.org

Click here to view the CBTS listing on the Higher Learning Commission website.


The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275‐1022
412‐788‐6505
www.ats.edu

Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

DMin, MA (Theological Studies), MA in Counseling, MA in Missional Church Studies, MDiv

The following extension sites are approved as specified:

Ann Arbor, MI
Approved Degrees: MA (Theological Studies)

Carrollton, TX
Approved Degrees: MDiv

Elm Grove, WI
Approved Degrees: MDiv

Federal Way, WA
Approved Degrees: MDiv

Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Approved Degrees: DMin

Houston, TX
Approved Degrees: MDiv

Nashville, TN
Approved Degrees: MDiv

Yangon, Myanmar
Approved for more than 50 percent of a degree program but not complete degrees

Approved for Comprehensive Distance Education: yes
Year of Initial Accreditation: 1962
Year-term of Last Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 2012-fall
Year-term of Next Comprehensive Evaluation Visit: 2020-fall

Accreditation Notes: In February 2016, the Board of Commissioners approved a residency exception, thereby allowing the MDiv to be offered completely online.

The Commission contact information is:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Click here to view the CBTS listing on the ATS website.


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Central Baptist Theological Seminary has received approval from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

SARA approval letter 2019 (pdf)

Click here to see the listing for CBTS on the NC-SARA website.

Unresolved student concerns regarding SARA authorized programs should be directed to the KS Board of Regents.  Click here to access the state complaint form.



California

Location:
866 S. Westmoreland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Notice of Approval to Operate an Accredited Institution (pdf)

Annual Reports
2016 Annual Report (pdf)
2017 Annual Report (pdf)
2018 Annual Report (coming soon)

Performance Fact Sheets
2016 School Performance Fact Sheet (pdf)
2017 School Performance Fact Sheet (pdf)
2018 School Performance Fact Sheet (pdf)

MDiv Enrollment Agreement (pdf)
Diploma Enrollment Agreement (pdf)

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education



Georgia

Location:
1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

2019-2020 Notice of Exemption Certificate (pdf)



Illinois

Location:
1266 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Notice of Approval (pdf)



Kansas

Location:
6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee, KS 66226

Confirmation of Lawful Status (pdf)



Michigan

Location:
4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Notice of Approval (pdf)



Missouri

Location:
620 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103

Notice of Exemption (pdf)



Tennessee

Location:
1008 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212

2020 Notice of Approval (pdf)



Texas

Locations:
Dallas: 1204 Larner Road, Carrollton, TX 75006
Austin: 12311 Natures Bend, Austin, TX 78753
Houston: 14311 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084

Notice of Exemption (pdf)



Washington

Location:
2400 S. 240 Street, Des Moines, WA 98198

2018-2020 Notice of Authorization (pdf)

The Washington Student Achievement Council has determined that Central Baptist Theological Seminary qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the following program: Master of Divinity (M.Div.). The Council makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition or quality of the offerings by this institution. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsac.wa.gov.



Wisconsin

Location:
15330 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove, WI 53122

The State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Program does not regulate schools of a parochial or denominational character offering programs having a sectarian objective.

NEW PROD: 1596867916