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Turner Theological Seminary (TTS) is currently seeking accreditation through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)


TRACS was founded in 1979 as a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization to promote the welfare, interests, and development of postsecondary institutions whose mission is characterized by a distinctly Christian purpose, as defined in the agency’s Foundational Standards.

  • TRACS is recognized by both the United States Department of Education (DE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a national institutional accrediting agency for Christian post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities, and seminaries.

  • TRACS is a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). INQAAHE ​is a worldwide association of over 200 organizations active in the theory and practice of quality assurance in higher education. ​

  • TRACS is also a member of the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE has over 1,700 organizations that collectively promote, protect and advocate for students, faculty, and administrators in higher education. ACE is the most visible and influential higher education association in the nation and is at the center of federal policy debates concerning issues related to higher education legislation across the country.

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)

15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551

(434) 525-9539 | email:]



The  Association of Theological Schools

About ATS

More than 270 graduate schools of theology in the United States and Canada form The Association of Theological Schools. Member schools conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. These schools differ from one another in deep and significant ways but, through their membership in ATS, they demonstrate a commitment to shared values about what constitutes good theological education.


One Mission
To promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public.


One Vision
To foster and support innovation in theological schools and to strengthen the Association's 100-year legacy of quality theological education. 

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110

(412) 788-6505 |

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