Adventist Accrediting Association

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The Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools (AAA) is an educational accreditation body operated by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Accreditation by the body is not academic accreditation and it is not recognized by government-recognized accreditors. Rather, accreditation by the AAA is based on whether an institution follows the religious tenets of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is official recognition by the Seventh-day Adventist church and is used to determine whether schools may apply for church funding.[1] Its process support services, religious course material and the makeup of the teaching staff.[1]

The Adventist Church is affiliated with or operates 7,598 schools, colleges and universities worldwide.[2] It says it operates "one of the largest church-supported educational systems in the world".[3]

In terms of enrolled students, the Northern Caribbean University, located in Mandeville, Jamaica, is the largest Seventh-day Adventist university in the world.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Creation and Accreditation". Inside Higher Ed. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  3. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  • Alita Byrd, "The Changing Landscape of Adventist Higher Education in North America". Spectrum 37 (Spring 2009), p37–50

External links

  • - Department of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Official Website
  • Seventh-day Adventists: the Heritage Continues
  • Adventist History by Michael W. Campbell is a blog about on-going research in Adventist Studies.
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