Statement on Accreditation
The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies has been accredited since 2010 by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE):
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130
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ABHE is a federally recognized accrediting association and is one of the four federally authorized national accrediting associations that specifically deal with theological education. ABHE is approved by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ABHE meets the same institutional and academic standards as other national and regional accrediting associations in order to maintain federal approval.
ABHE accredits schools of high reputation in biblical higher education. IWS is the first stand-alone graduate school to be accredited by ABHE, and since our accreditation they have added several more to their list of accredited stand-alone graduate schools. As members of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE), ABHE also holds credentials in eight global theological accrediting bodies, providing peer-based educational assessment around the world.
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.
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.