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Maranatha is accredited under the Higher Learning Commission (HLC,, 312-263-0456).

Accredited public, private, and Christian colleges and universities accept degrees earned at Maranatha as a foundation for graduate studies and have accepted credits earned for transfer. Maranatha is listed in the Higher Education Directory printed for the United States Department of Education.

The School of Education programs at Maranatha are recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for purposes of teacher certification.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Maranatha Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791. CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that ensures quality and integrity in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. Accreditation through CCNE assists in meeting standards for entrance into graduate programs.

Which accreditation is preferable?

When students are looking for a college, one important consideration is whether it is accredited. Colleges and universities are awarded accreditation after successfully undergoing a voluntary external review by a private accrediting agency to evaluate the quality of their institution and how effectively they are meeting their stated mission. While the evaluation criteria among accrediting agencies tend to be similar—measuring such areas as expected student achievement, curriculum, and faculty—not all forms of accreditation are equal. Most accredited colleges and universities are divided into two basic types: regional or national accreditation. What’s the difference?