July 27, 2015



NationsUniversity® has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission!



NationsUniversity was founded 20 years ago to build faith and train Christian leaders around the world. The courses in biblical studies have always provided students with excellence in distance education. This excellence has now been formally recognized by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Dr. Mac Lynn, co-founder and current university Chancellor, proudly announced, “Following a sustained effort by a committed team of volunteers, educational specialists, and financial supporters, NationsUniversity has achieved accreditation status by this national commission recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.” The commission has accredited NU’s full program: the Certificate in Religious Studies, the Bachelor of Religious Studies, the Master of Theological Studies, and the Master of Divinity.

Our Story

NU began as a dream of Dick Ady and Mac Lynn in 1995, was incorporated in 1996, and subsequently launched programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in biblical studies. The mission of NationsUniversity is to build faith and train Christian leaders around the world through affordable, accessible higher education utilizing distance learning.  NU is primarily an online institution related to Churches of Christ through a governing Board of Regents.  Incorporated in Louisiana, the school is managed by a small paid staff and a larger staff of volunteers who perform needed tasks from world-wide locations.  With a current enrollment of approximately 2,000 students in 120 countries, the school has a diverse student body, including students from 18 to 80 years of age.


Prison Ministry

In addition to its international students, NU has one of the nation’s most active prison outreach programs through higher education. Currently, over 300 inmates are studying to receive bachelor and master degrees, and another 150 are studying in the certificate program. This outreach touches the lives of inmates in 72 prisons across 18 states.

Sharing the Gospel

NationsUniversity continues to serve God by using the Internet to reach into the most hostile countries and places in the world. The success of this program would not be possible without the dedication of supporters, churches, volunteers, and mission partners. This accreditation is as much a recognition of their hard work as it is of NationsUniversity’s commitment to excellence.


Website:  https://nationsu.edu

YouTube: The NU Story, https://youtu.be/NF7-y20fes0

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Chaplain’s Corner: http://www.chaplainscorner.org

DEAC Website: http://www.deac.org