The following statements reflect the program approval and accreditation statuses of the four participating colleges and universities:
Eastern Mennonite University has received approval for this program from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Eastern Mennonite University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033, (404)679-4500 to award associate, baccalaureate and masters degrees. Canadian Mennonite University, Goshen College and Bluffton University are not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Eastern Mennonite University does not extend to or include Canadian Mennonite University, Goshen College, Bluffton University, or their students. Further, although Eastern Mennonite University agrees to accept certain coursework from Canadian Mennonite University, Goshen College and Bluffton University to be applied toward an award from Eastern Mennonite University, that coursework or credit may not be accepted by other colleges or universities should a student seek to transfer any coursework or credits, even if it appears on a transcript from Eastern Mennonite University. The decision to accept coursework in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or coursework.
Bluffton University and Goshen College have received approval from the Higher Learning Commission. Bluffton University and Goshen College are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and are members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (800) 621-7440. Their accreditation does not extend to Eastern Mennonite University and Canadian Mennonite University or its students. Canadian Mennonite University, Goshen College and Bluffton University agree to accept certain coursework from Eastern Mennonite University to be applied toward their awards. Coursework or credits may or may not be accepted by institutions not a party to this agreement should a student seek to transfer such coursework or credits; the decision to accept coursework in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of such coursework.
Canadian Mennonite University is authorized by the Province of Manitoba to grant degrees, having received its charter in 1998 and is a member of Universities Canada. Canadian Mennonite University is a full member of Universities Canada (UC), a national association representing Canada’s public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges. UC provides leadership in the development of public policy on higher education and encourages cooperation among universities, governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries. Membership in Universities Canada, combined with the appropriate provincial legislation, is a mark of quality higher education that is well recognized in Canada and abroad. At present, 96 Canadian universities and colleges are members of Universities Canada.
You can choose to have your degree come from any of the four schools: Bluffton, CMU, EMU, or Goshen. If you do not choose, we will choose a school for you. All of your courses will be registered with that school so your transcripts will show all credit given by the school you choose. The entire admissions, registration, and financial aid process will be with the school you select.