Cornerstone Christian University CCU Inc. has accreditation and membership with a nationally recognized accrediting institution to award certificates and associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The U.S. Department of Education states that accreditation itself is a voluntary process. Many high-quality, legitimate and legal Colleges and Universities and other institutions of higher education operate today without accreditation.
There is no mandate by federal law for a School, College or University to be accredited. Many good schools are not accredited. Also, each accreditor has their own unique standards and, thus, there is no national consistency in institutional accreditation. Accreditation in the United States is awarded by non-US governmental agencies. Again, accreditation is strictly a voluntary option in the United States. “The United States has no Federal Ministry of Education or other centralized authority exercising single national control over post-secondary educational institutions in this country.
The States assume varying degrees of control over education, but, in general, institutions of higher education are permitted to operate with considerable independence and autonomy. As a consequence, American educational institutions can vary widely in the character and quality of their programs.In order to insure a basic level of quality, the practice of accreditation arose in the United States as a means of conducting non-governmental, peer evaluation of educational institutions and programs.
Private educational associations of regional or national scope have adopted criteria reflecting the qualities of a sound educational program and have developed procedures for evaluating institutions or programs to determine whether or not they are operating at basic levels of quality.” (U.S. Dept Education website)
Cornerstone Christian University CCU Inc. is a private corporation in the state of Florida and is legally authorized by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities (SBICU) with a religious exemption authority to offer degree programs that are designed solely for religious vocations.
Cornerstone Christian University CCU Inc. makes no claims, implied or otherwise, that our educational programs, courses, or curricula are the same as those offered by secular state colleges and universities.
Cornerstone Christian University CCU Inc. desires to remain separate and thereby maintain our religious prerogatives and freedom to compose courses and design degree programs that are in accordance with our Biblical convictions and beliefs.
Cornerstone Christian University CCU Inc. is not affiliated with the State of Florida or the U.S. Department of Education. Credits and Degrees earned at Cornerstone Christian University CCU Inc. are for those in Christian service.