Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission (TRACS)

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission is the certifying association of Christian institutions that covers certification courses, diplomas, undergrad and graduation courses.

Posted by Shubharthi Dey on 30th May 2018

TRACS - What it is all about?

The process of choosing your favorite college from a huge list of colleges open up a lot of doors in terms of opportunities, whereas on the flip side of the coin with an increase in options, increases the confusion as all the colleges claim to be the best within themselves.

 The philosophy of accreditation comes as an emancipator because it gives us a metric to choose the best college from the lot and to take a wise decision to pursue a rightful career!

Who are the members of TRACS? 

TRACS is a conglomerative body which functions on the concept of peer review wherein people with equal competency work unanimously and whetstonning each other to improve the quality, maintain quality standards and credibility.

Is it 'Transnational'?

Although incorporating transnational in its name, the council encompasses the Christian colleges and schools seeking accreditation specifically in the United States.
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Motivation behind TRACS?

 “To promote the welfare, interests, and development of post-secondary institutions, whose mission is characterized by a distinctly Christian purpose.”

That’s all about the historical background and whereabouts of TRACS… Let’s dig into the technicalities.

Now one might be wondering about the basic criteria for a college to get accredited by the TRACS.

Does your college of choice stand out to be accredited by TRACS?

 Well then check these pointers below 

  • Must have sufficient accounts to help the institutional goals and programs.

  • Utilizes a satisfactory number of professionally qualified library staff.

  • Facilities and equipment which are sufficient for all learning exercises.

  • The establishment satisfactorily bolsters the instructive programs offered with suitable learning assets.

List of Well-known Affiliated Colleges/universities under TRACS

Some of the well-known Universities which had received the affiliation from the TRACS are mentioned below.

Online Accredited Universities/Colleges by TRACS 

Tennessee Temple University

Liberty University

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Southern California Seminary

Faith Theological Seminary

Grace School Of Theology

Parting Words

The organization had played a pivotal role over the years to bring high standards into the educational programs of Christian Schools and Colleges.


  Is it beneficial to attend a Christian college?

Yes it is beneficial to attend a Christian College. The expenses are less as compared to their secular counterpart.

  Is TRACS recognized?

Yes it is recognized by the following organizations:

    (i) Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

    (ii) U.S. Department of Education (USDE)

  What are benefits of being accredited by TRACS?

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools offers students a rigorous experience that matches Christian values and federal standards of achievement.

  Is it mandatory for a Christian school to be accredited ?

Yes it is mandatory to be accredited to qualify for the federal aid.