NationsUniversity is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The contact information for DEAC is
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
The Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana, U.S.A.
The Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana, U.S.A. has judged NationsUniversity compliant with Louisiana law in the matter of granting degrees in religious studies.
The institution is a member of
- Christian Higher Education Foundation, Inc.
- National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
- Southern Association of Collegiate Registrar’s
- Admissions Officers (SACRAO)
The reason that NationsUniversity exists is to make a college level education in religious and theological studies available to highly motivated students who want to prepare for church leadership but are unable to find that education due to financial or other practical reasons. We have been able to provide quality independent study courses at minimal cost to the students by not having a physical campus, by recruiting university professors and other professionals to volunteer their expertise and services, and by receiving generous support from friends who share our goal.
Will NationsUniversity credits transfer to an accredited university? The decision is up to the receiving university. A good academic record is more likely to receive a favorable review than a poor one. Students wanting to transfer NU credits to another university should contact the university to which they are applying.
Institutions offering distance education at the post-secondary level are required to conform to state regulations pertaining to degree programs. Each of the fifty states regulates the institutions doing business within its borders. Regulations differ widely and are subject to change.
Consumer Information Disclosure
The institution was approved by the Board of Regents of Louisiana on June 18, 1996 to grant degrees in religious studies. The name “NationsUniversity was registered with the U. S. government on July 7, 1998, and subsequently renewed through July 7, 2018. The institution was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) 3 organization on February 3, 1998. NationsUniversity is incorporated in the State of Louisiana as non-profit corporation.
NationsUniversity provides religious courses to individuals around the globe. Students learn through internet-based courses and interact with their personal student advisor, and faculty via email, telephone, and the Moodle instructional technology platform.
The University provides instruction asynchronously, has rolling admissions, and does not operate within any semester, quarter, or other term system. However, enrollment within any given course expires after a twelve-month period from enrollment if the course is incomplete. The University does not have a physical campus and operates as a distance education University.
NationsUniversity students learn biblical principles from a Christian perspective, with emphasis on real-life application.
NationsUniversity students enroll for many reasons including interest in Christianity, personal spiritual growth, increased biblical knowledge, and preparation for teaching and ministry.
The university offers three degrees the Bachelor of Religious Studies, Master of Religious Studies, and Master of Divinity.
650 Poydras St., Suite 1400 PMB 133
New Orleans, LA 70130
Student Demographical Information (As of December 31, 2016)
Total Number of Students: 1,969
Countries Represented: 114
Total Registrations: Over 25,000 (since 1996)
2016 Graduation Rates are:
Bachelor of Religious Studies: 56%
Master of Theological Studies: 75%
Master of Divinity: 50%
2016 Student Satisfaction Ratings
96.8% of students achieved their goals at NationsUniversity.
98.5% of students would recommend NationsUniversity to a friend.
96.9% of student were satisfied with their experience at NationsUniversity.
Certificate of Biblical Studies*
Did you achieve your goals? 88.5%
Would you recommend NU? 92.3%
Were you overall satisfied? 88.5%
Bachelor of Religious Studies
Did you achieve your goals? 98.2%
Would you recommend NU? 99.1%
Were you overall satisfied? 99.1%
Master of Theological Studies
Did you achieve your goals? 98.7%
Would you recommend NU? 100%
Were you overall satisfied? 98.7%
Master of Divinity
Did you achieve your goals? 100%
Would you recommend NU? 100%
Were you overall satisfied? 100%
Total degrees awarded since founding: 1,235