On February 15, 2017, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) reaffirmed the accreditation of Abilene Christian University's Graduate School of Theology (GST) for a period of ten years (Fall 2026). The reaffirmation also includes the GST's residency programs in Croatia, Ghana, Swaziland and Addison, Texas. ATS additionally granted approval to offer comprehensive distance education through ACU Dallas.
The GST faculty were affirmed to maintain the exemplary level of faculty scholarship that was evident in their extensive research and writing. ATS noted the generous scholarships that enhanced the student's experience at ACU resulting in a graduate theological education that is very affordable for an increasing number of students.
"Reaffirmation of the GST's accreditation from the ATS confirms what our faculty, students, and alumni already know," commented Dr. Tim Sensing, associate dean of the GST. "The GST provides an excellent education that meets the highest academic standards in the field. The market often provides lower priced and less credible options but ATS accreditation, whether residential or online, assures our students they are experiencing a robust theological education that will enhance their vocational futures."