Accreditation, Recognition, and Affiliation

Carolina University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), 15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; 434-525-9539; email:, having been awarded Reaffirmed status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21, 2020. This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).  CU was chartered as an educational institution by the State of North Carolina in 1947. CU is recognized by all appropriate federal agencies, such as the United States Department of Education (USDE), and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), allowing us to receive Title IV funding and prepare military chaplains. Additionally, CU is a member of the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers (CACRAO) and of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA).

Degree programs of study offered by Carolina University have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes (G.S.) 116- 15(c). Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.