Phoenix Seminary Achieves Regional Accreditation
On November 1, 2012, the Board of Trustees of The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools voted to grant Phoenix Seminary full regional accreditation, effective immediately. HLC accreditation provides public certification of institutional quality and comes only after the institution opens itself to extensive outside examination by experienced evaluators familiar with accrediting requirements and with higher education. For Phoenix Seminary, that process began in 2006.
“This is a significant achievement for a relatively small and young institution and represents the hard work of our entire seminary community,” said Dr. Darryl DelHousaye, President of Phoenix Seminary. “We have been accredited for many years by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the primary source for accreditation of theological education in the US and Canada. Now we are blessed to add ‘Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association’ to our academic reputation.”
Phoenix Seminary, located at 4222 East Thomas Road, in Phoenix, is the only regionally and professionally accredited graduate theological school with its main campus located in Arizona. Other Arizona institutions with HLC regional accreditation include Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
The Commission contact information is:
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411