Accreditation & Affiliations

World Baptist Fellowship

Arlington Baptist University is supported by the World Baptist Fellowship, an association of independent fundamental Baptist churches. The University serves as the educational arm and as an extension of the world outreach for the local churches of the Fellowship.

Arlington Baptist University has been an accredited member of The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) (formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges – AABC) since 1981. ABHE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the successor to the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation (CORPA), which dissolved December 31, 1996. ABHE is also listed by the United States Department of Education as the recognized accrediting agency for Bible college education. 

Additional information regarding ABHE accreditation can be found by clicking HERE.

The University's registrar is an affiliate member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. AACRAO establishes criteria for credit transfer practices and professional assistance in recruiting, admissions standards, and preservation of records.

The Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, is authorized by the Texas State Legislature to establish standards and criteria for degree granting institutions. The Coordinating Board has determined that Arlington Baptist University has authority to grant degrees in the State of Texas by virtue of its fully accredited status through The Association for Biblical Higher Education (formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges).

Arlington Baptist University is approved by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to offer the following programs:  EC-6, Social Studies 4-8, Social Studies 7-12, English, Language Arts & Reading 4-8, English, Language Arts & Reading 7-12, Science 4-8, and an All-Level Music Education Program.