Statement on Accreditation
The Association of Theological Schools
The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools (www.ats.edu) and is approved to offer the following degrees: Master of Worship Studies and Doctor of Worship Studies. In addition, IWS is approved for comprehensive distance education.
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.
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.