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Accreditation & Certification

OCC General Information 

Core Values 



Doctrinal Statement 


Membership - ABHE  Memebership - CHEA  

  1. OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE was granted accreditation by the American Association of Bible Colleges (now the Association for Biblical Higher Education) in 1988, and reaffirmed for ten years in 2009. The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) is the nationally recognized agency for accrediting Bible colleges.
  2. OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE is recognized and listed in the 2005 Higher Education Directory, (p. 259); in the Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Education Institutions, pub. by AACRAO, 2000-2002; in the 2002-2003 Member Guide, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers.
  3. OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE is approved for Federal Students Financial Aid under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and 20 U.S.C. 1085, 1141.
  4. OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE is approved for:
    • Training of veterans under section 3675, Title 38, U.S. Code and Title 5, Code of State Regulations 30-4.020.
    • Training of non-immigrant foreign students under Section 101(a) (15), (F) (i), of the Immigration and Nationality Act (see admission requirements for foreign students).
  5. Membership - ECFAOZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE has been a member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability since December, 1988.

Request for Third Party Comments

Ozark Christian College has initiated the process of seeking candidate status with the Higher Learning Commission. Ozark Christian College currently holds no status with the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission will conduct a comprehensive evaluation on April 4-5, 2016 to determine whether Ozark Christian College should be awarded candidacy. The team’s recommendation is subject to additional levels of Commission review and decision-making. Therefore, no further information will be provided until the Commission’s Board of Trustees makes a final decision on the award of candidacy. The award of candidacy does not assure the eventual award of accreditation.  The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college:

Public Comment on Ozark Christian College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s Web site at 

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.  All comments must be received by March 3, 2016.