Mission Statement
Statement of Faith
Institutional Goals & Fact
Accreditation and Approvals
Board of Trustees


Grace Mission University is a nonprofit religious corporation under the Corporations Code of California and qualifies for religious exemption pursuant to California Education Code CEC # 94739 (b) (6).
The university is registered with the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for the purpose of offering its educational programs.
Grace Mission University achieved accreditation status with TRACS(Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) and ABHE (Association of Biblical Higher Education)and associated status with ATS(The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada).
Also, GMU achieved membership status from Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The following degrees are currently offered by Grace Mission University:

- Bachelor of Art in Theology
- Master of Art in Christian Education
- Master of Divinity
- Doctor of Missiology


The goal of accreditation is to ensure the quality of higher education institutions. Accrediting agencies are private educational associations at both the federal and state level which assess whether or not an institution or program meets an accrediting agency's criteria.

For a listing of national accredited agencies recognized by the Department of Education.

Accrediting Agencies list

A complete list of agencies that provide accreditations.

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools(TRACS)

P.O. Box 328
Forest, Virginia 24551
(434) 525-9539, Fax(434) 525-9538
TRACS Membership List

Grace Mission University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools(TRACS),[15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434)525-9539, e-mail: E-mail:] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category III Institution by the TRACS Accrediting Commission on April 3,2012. This status is efective for a period of five years.
TRACS is recongnized by the United States Department of Education, The Council for Higer Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education(INAQQHE).

Association for Biblical Higher Education(ABHE)

5575 S. Semoran Blvd., Suite 26
Orlando, FL 32822-1781
Tel (407) 207-0808 Fax (407) 207-0840
ABHE Membership Directory

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.
10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
Tel 412-788-6505 Fax: 412-788-6510
ATS Membership Directory

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a nongovernmental higher education organization who recognizes 60 accrediting organizations. They are a national voice for voluntary accreditation and quality assurance. For a list of accrediting agencies by CHEA, click here.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Tel 202-955-6126, Fax 202-955-6129

U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid -Title IV ( OPE ID : 041578
Listing of regional and national accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education or training offered by the institutions of higher education or higher education programs they accredit.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education(BPPE)

400 R Street Suite 5000
Sacramento, CA 95814-6200
Directory of BPPE Approved Schools

BPPE Institutions Annual Report for 2012
BPPE Institutions Annual Report for 2012 - BA
BPPE Institutions Annual Report for 2012 - M.Div

ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

Map of SEVIS Approved Schools

Approved Schools list (pdf)

More information on on campus employment of F-1 students(Web) - Tuition Assistance (TA) program

Tuition Assistance (TA) program Website
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd and are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Tel: 1.714.525.0088 Fax: 1.714.525.0089 E-mail :
1645 W. Valencia Dr., Fullerton, CA 92833