Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Transnational Association Of Christian Colleges And Schools

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The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is a U.S. national educational accreditation agency for Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries. TRACS, which is based in Forest, Virginia, is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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The organization was founded in 1971 to "promote the welfare, interests, and development of postsecondary institutions, whose mission is characterized by a distinctly Christian purpose." Currently TRACS requires all accredited schools to have a statement of faith that affirms "the inerrancy and historicity of the Bible" and "the divine work of non-evolutionary creation including persons in God's image".

TRACS's first application for federal recognition in 1987 was denied, but in 1991, U.S. Education Secretary Lamar Alexander approved TRACS against the Review Board's recommendations.

In 1993, Steve Levicoff published a book-length critical discussion of TRACS, When the TRACS Stop Short: An Evaluation and Critique of the Transnational......
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