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Welcome to TRACS
The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) was founded in 1979 as a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization to promote the welfare, interests, and development of postsecondary institutions whose mission is characterized by a distinctly Christian purpose, as defined in the agency’s Foundational Standards.
TRACS Reauthorized by the Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) notified TRACS on October 28, 2016, that the agency has been reauthorized as a nationally recognized institutional accrediting agency. The DOE process requires that accrediting agencies be reauthorized every five years by undergoing a review process similar to that required of an institution seeking accreditation. For recognition, an accrediting agency must be in compliance with all federal regulations under section 34 of Criteria for Recognition (CFR) §602.10 through §602.28 and all subsections.
The scope of recognition for TRACS is as follows:
The accreditation and preaccreditation (“Candidacy status”) of Christian postsecondary institutions in the United States that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including institutions that offer distance education.
DOE authorization assures that TRACS is maintaining the highest level of quality in the review of its institutions and signifies that the DOE is satisfied that accreditation by TRACS is a required element in enabling TRACS member institutions to establish eligibility to participate in programs administered by the DOE.
The TRACS Commission
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Degree Mills and Accreditation Mills