NationsUniversity is an accredited member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

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, Suite 808 |Washington, D.C. 20036

Telephone (202) 234-5100 | Fax (202) 332-1386
Website at | Email at

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public

Click “DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public” for more information on NationsU’s overall success metric.

Regional versus National Accreditation

Over a number of years now, a debate has persisted regarding the perceived value of Regional versus National accreditation. While a case could be made for differences between the two types, such as location of institutions, academic focus, and governance, little difference existed in quality.

This year, the U.S. Department of Education moved to uphold the equivalent quality of all institutions which they accredit by eliminating the arbitrary and inconsistent geographic designations. Ultimately, this change is one more indicator that the courses and degrees completed by students at our institutional-accredited university have the same value as those completed at all other institutional-accredited academic institution, regional or otherwise.

Below is an excerpt from the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), with a link to the letter from the USDE:

“On February 26, 2020, USDE Principal Deputy Under Secretary Diane Auer Jones sent a letter to state higher education leaders concerning the final accreditation and state authorization for distance education regulations. The letter highlighted that the new regulations have removed geography from an accrediting agency’s scope, meaning USDE will no longer distinguish between regional and national accrediting agencies but will classify accrediting organizations as institutional and programmatic accreditors.”

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)
  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)


NationsUniversity is an approved member of National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. NC-SARA

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.

In addition to state authorization through NC-SARA, Arkansas requires additional disclosures related to NationsUniversity’s religious exemptions.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130 | Boulder, Colorado 80301
303.848.3275 | |


NationsUniversity has received a Letter of Exemption from Certification issued by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to offer church-related training courses and degrees. (Click for copy of letter.)


Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

CHEA is a major national voice for accreditation to government and the public, consistently making the case for accreditation as a system of successful private sector self-regulation of higher education. 

CHEA assures the quality and rigor of accrediting organizations, scrutinizing these operations for their effectiveness in advancing academic quality and serving higher education, students and the public.

CHEA is a national and international authority on the U.S. accreditation enterprise, providing profiles and analyses of accreditation practices, policies and emerging issues.

CHEA supports and strengthens the role of accreditation in maintaining the core academic values of higher education – commitments to institutional autonomy, academic freedom and institutional mission.

CHEA serves as a major national and international forum for communication and exchange among accrediting organizations, institutions and programs.

CHEA One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510,| Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 955-6126 | Fax: (202) 955-6129 | Email:

State Licensure

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. The University was first accredited in July 2015 through DEAC.

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.

NationsUniversity students represent students from over 120 twenty countries around the world ages 18-80 of which over 20% are females. The NationsUniversity serves 400 incarcerated students in the United States.

The university offers three degrees the Bachelor of Religious Studies, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Divinity.

Mailing address:
650 Poydras St., Suite 1400 PMB 133
New Orleans, LA 70130

Student Demographical Information (As of June 30, 2018)
Total Number of Students: 2,196
Undergraduates: 602
Graduates: 507
Non-credentialed: 1087
Countries Represented: 120
Total Registrations: Over 30,000 (since 1996)

2017 Completion & Graduation Rates are:
Certificate in Biblical Studies 72.2%
Bachelor of Religious Studies: 65.7%
Master of Theological Studies: 91.7%
Master of Divinity: (No students admitted into this cohort.)

2017 Student Satisfaction Ratings
95.7% of students achieved their goals at NationsUniversity.
98.6% of students would recommend NationsUniversity to a friend.
97.1% of student were satisfied with their experience at NationsUniversity.

Certificate of Biblical Studies*
Did you achieve your goals? 95.7%
Would you recommend NU? 98.6%
Were you overall satisfied? 97.1%

Bachelor of Religious Studies
Did you achieve your goals? 98.9%
Would you recommend NU? 99.4%
Were you overall satisfied? 98.9%

Master of Theological Studies
Did you achieve your goals? 100%
Would you recommend NU? 100%
Were you overall satisfied? 100%

Master of Divinity
Did you achieve your goals? 100%
Would you recommend NU? 100%
Were you overall satisfied? 100%

Success Indicators
Total degrees awarded since founding: 1,394

NU’s corporate address is 3201 N. 7th St., West Monroe, LA 71291. All business is conducted through the business office located at 650 Poydras St., Suite 1400, PMB 133, New Orleans, LA 70130.