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Accreditations and Affiliations

Accreditation

June 29, 2009 – (Omaha, NE) Grace University has been informed by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools that the Higher Learning Commission has approved the site team’s recommendation to re-affirm accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission and the North Central Association through 2018-2019.

The accreditation process involves writing a self-study document focusing on the HLC-NCA criteria for accreditation – nearly a two-year process. During that time, five major committees, led by Dr. Karl Pagenkemper, Vice President for Academics, and Dr. Ron Shope, Professor of Communication and Research and involving faculty, staff and members of the Board of Trustees engaged in research, data gathering, and the writing of the study document.

“The re-affirmation of our accreditation through 2018-2019 with the HLC-NCA is a tremendous validation of our mission and the academic excellence that pervades Grace University,” said Dr. James Eckman, President Emeritus of Grace University. “I could not be more pleased. I am very proud of our faculty and staff and thank God for each one.”

Grace University is accredited by:

  • The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Last 10-year affirmation: 2009.

    The Higher Learning Commission
    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
    Chicago, IL 60604-1413
    (800) 621-7440

  • Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.  Last 10-year affirmation:  2006 


    ABHE
    5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130
    Orlando, FL 32822
    (407) 207-0808

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Listings

Grace University is listed in the current edition of Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education and Programs published for Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) by the American Council on Education (ACE). The current edition of the Higher Education Directory.

Approvals

Grace University is approved by:

  • The United States Department of Justice for the education of foreign students.
  • The Nebraska State Department of Education for the education of veterans and/or other persons eligible for Veterans Administration benefits.
  • The Nebraska Department of Education as a standard institution of higher education offering teacher education programs leading to certification within the state of Nebraska.

Memberships

  • American and Nebraska Associations of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Nebraska
  • Christian Librarian’s Fellowship
  • Christian Camping International
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Evangelical Training Association
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Nebraska Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education
  • Nebraska Independent College Library Consortium

Articulation Agreements

Grace University has articulation agreements and special academic relationships with the following institutions and organizations:

Contractual Agreements

  • Camp Forest Springs
  • Childrens Ministry Institute (Child Evangelism Fellowship)
  • Focus on the Family Institute
  • H.E.A.R.T Institute
  • Jerusalem University College
  • Kearney Evangelical Free Church— Kearney Institute
  • Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA)
  • Seattle Union Gospel Mission
  • Spencer-Perkins Center

Consortial Agreements

  • Bellevue University
  • Clarkson College
  • Creighton University
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • University of Nebraska— Lincoln and Omaha

Institutional Effectiveness Data

Enrollment


Fall 2012 Traditional Undergraduates (Including Transfer)

314

Fall 2012 Excel Adult Degree Completion

57

Fall 2012 Graduate College

68

 

 

Fall 2012 Average ACT Score Incoming Traditional Students (Non-Transfer)

Grace University    22.5
National Average   21.1
Nebraska Average 22

 

 

Fall 2012 Student/Teacher Ratio

8:1

 

 

Fall 2011 Retention Rate (First Time Full Time Undergraduate

82%

 

 

Spring 2013 Traditional Undergraduate Completion/Graduation Rate (Fall 2007 Cohort including transfers students)

50.78

 

 

Percentage of graduating students who indicated they had employment (Spring 2012 Graduate Exit Survey)

80.68%

General Education Skills

Spring 2013 ACT CAAP Scores

Grace

National Average Percentile Rank

 

 

 

Writing Skills

64.9           

          63.1                           63.68

Social Science Reading

63           

          61.7                           59.10

Critical Thinking                          

62.8            

          59.9                           69.15

Science

61.0

          61.1                           50.4

Writing Essay 

 3.7            

          3.2                             79.67


Student Satisfaction (Fall 2012)


Scale

Satisfaction
Grace University

Satisfaction
National 4 Year Private Reference Group

Difference

Student Centeredness

5.89

5.46

.043***

Campus Life

5.37

4.89

.048***

Instructional Effectiveness

5.84

5.58

.26**

Recruitment and Financial Aid Effectiveness

5.60

5.25

.35***

Campus Services

5.64

5.47

.17*

Academic Advising Effectiveness

5.53

5.42

.11

Registration Effectiveness

5.42

5.18

.24*

Safety and Security

5.37

5.14

.23*

Campus Climate

5.80

5.45

.35***

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