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Pros and Cons of Attending a Christian College

Pros and Cons of Attending a Christian College

John Mark Reynolds wrote an insightful post at the Patheos Philosophical Fragments blog entitled Why You Should Attend a Christian College – And Why You Should Not. Reynolds, a professor at Biola University and a graduate of both Christian and secular institutions, offers five reasons to attend a Christian college, three reasons not to, and a number of questions that a prospective student should ask before choosing a college, regardless of type.

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Colorado Christian Adds MBA in Health Care Administration

Colorado Christian Adds MBA in Health Care Administration

In response to the growing health care market, Colorado Christian University has added an emphasis in health care administration to its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.  According to the CCU News Release, "The MBA-HCA will prepare students for such disruptive innovation by training them in health care economics and challenging them to evaluate creative and effective solutions to health care issues."

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Atlantic Union College Update

Atlantic Union College Update

In 2011, after losing its regional accreditation due to financial issues, Atlantic Union College closed.  Since then, this Seventh-Day Adventist school has applied the reestablishment of degree-granting authority with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.  Last Thursday, April 18th, a team from Atlantic Union College met with a team from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to discuss the status of their application.

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Why Accreditation?

Having gone through accreditation and reaccreditation efforts as a university professor, I find them to be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive endeavors. So why should Christian colleges concern themselves with such difficulties? Well, to paraphrase Churchill, accreditation is the worst form of institutional quality control except all those other forms that have been tried. 

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State Authorization Musings

Despite near uniform opposition from all sectors of higher education, the latest Dear Colleague letters from the Department of Education continue the march toward requiring online learning providers to secure state authorization anywhere they have students.

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