NationsUniversity® accreditation renewed

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission has renewed the institution’s accreditation

NEW ORLEANS — The Distance Education Accrediting Commission, which accredited NationsUniversity initially in 2015, has renewed the institution’s accreditation through June 2023.  DEAC is a national accrediting body that holds the same standing with the U.S. Government as the regional commissions. Most regionally-accredited bodies focus primarily on campus-based programs, while DEAC gives major attention to distance learning programs.

NationsUniversity was founded in 1996 by Richard Ady and Mac Lynn to serve the interests of those who were seeking advanced training in Scripture but who could not afford to come to America or to pay expensive tuition.  Since its founding, some 33,000 students have enrolled.  Presently, the institution maintains an annual enrollment of approximately 2,000 students in over 100 countries, 400 of whom are incarcerated in the U.S.  All its programs are in religious studies.  Awards offered include a Certificate in Biblical Studies, a Bachelor of Religious Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies, the Master of Theological Studies, and the Master of Divinity.  Further information may be found online at



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