U.S.Department of Education Staff Report
Senior Department Official on Recognition Compliance Issues
The Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) is an institutional accreditor. Its current scope of recognition is the accreditation and pre-accreditation (”Candidate” status) of Christian postsecondary institutions that offer certificates, diplomas, and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees, including institutions that offer distance education. TRACS accredits or pre-accredits 54 institutions in 22 states. TRACS accredits or pre-accredits 67 institutions in 22 states and 5 foreign countries. TRACS' accreditation provides a link to Title IV funding for 43 of its institutions and a link to Title III funding for four of its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) institutions.
According to the Accreditation Group's records, the Department has not received any complaints about the agency during the current recognition cycle.
TRACS received initial recognition in July 1991 and has maintained continued recognition since that time. The agency's last petition for continued recognition was reviewed at the Spring 2011 NACIQI meeting. At that time, the Committee considered the agency's petition for renewed recognition, continued the agency's current grant of recognition, and requested that the agency submit a compliance report on several issues identified in the staff report. That compliance report was reviewed and accepted by the NACIQI at its Fall 2013 meeting. The agency's current submission is its next regularly scheduled petition for continued recognition.
The agency meets the requirements of the Secretary's Criteria for Recognition.
The Department did not receive any written third - party comments regarding this agency.