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Maranatha is accredited under the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC,, 312-263-0456).

What is AQIP?

Maranatha is accredited under the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC,, 312-263-0456).

AQIP emphasizes quality planning and process evaluation as keys to a successful, strong educational institution. At MBU, the Strategy Council (SC) oversees the implementation of the Strategic Plan and all continuous quality improvement efforts.  Every operational and academic unit participates in quality improvement projects that advance department and institutional strategic goals.  Individual employee performance is evaluated in part based on participation in quality improvement efforts designed to increase institutional effectiveness.

The Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) supports the faculty and staff in designing and completing projects and evaluating assessment results. As a member of the Strategy Council, the IRE Director regularly provides updates to SC on the progress of key initiatives and potential challenges.

If you have a question or comment about Maranatha’s quality program, send us an email.

MBU’s key administrative processes are fully described in its Systems Portfolio

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?