Statement on Accreditation
The Association for Biblical Higher Education
The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies holds accredited status with the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE):
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130
Orlando, FL 32822
ABHE is a national accrediting agency authorized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ABHE’s global engagement is expressed through its membership and active participation in the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE). ICETE is a global community, sponsored by nine regional (continental) associations of theological schools, in order to facilitate worldwide collaboration for excellence and renewal in evangelical theological education.
The Association of Theological Schools
In June 2018, IWS was accepted into The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) with Associate Member status. In June, 2020, the Institute hosted an ATS comprehensive accreditation evaluation visit for initial accreditation. The ATS Board of Commissioners will communicate their decision regarding initial accreditation by March, 2021. For more information about this status, please visit www.ats.edu or call (412) 788-6505.
Statement on Authorization
IWS is also a member of the Florida Council of Private Colleges (FCPC), which represents its member independent colleges and universities before any government and/or educational agency. For more information, please visit www.fcpc-edu.org. IWS holds religious exemption status with the Commission on Independent Education in the State of Florida.
Student Achievement and Institutional Effectiveness
The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies has identified and evaluated various measurements of student achievement, including graduation and student retention rates and grade point average. A summary of the most recent findings is available in the Standards/Assessment section of this website.