Damascus College(DC) is accredited by the National Accrediting Board for Bible Institutes and Seminaries (NABBIS) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. NABBIS is an evangelical, faith based, not a US Department of Education, accrediting agency.


Damascus College(DC) has elected not to seek regional or US Government accreditation based on the desire to teach the whole Word of God. We will not compromise the Biblical message and therefore do not seek the approval of government recognized accreditation.

Many of our course descriptions closely match those of accredited Bible colleges and seminaries. DC students will be well positioned to use portfolio equivalency to gain course credit and advanced standing at accredited colleges or seminaries that have a provision to grant portfolio based credit.

Accepting credits earned at another institution is the prerogative of the receiving institution. No college, school or accrediting agency can require another institution to accept in transfer credit earned somewhere else. Even when the sending institution is accredited by the same agency as the receiving school, there is no guarantee credits will transfer.

Students wishing to transfer credits to other schools are responsible for finding out about the acceptance of credit by the receiving institution.

DC programs are strictly designed for believers who desire to be equipped and trained for effective Christian ministry.

Degree programs of study offered by Damascus College(DC) have been declared, by the appropriate state authority, exempt from the requirements for licensure under the provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15(d) with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.

DC is authorized by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to grant the following academic degrees:

Associate in Ministry
Bachelor of Biblical Studies
Master of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Theology

Letter of authorization

The most important accreditation comes from our faithfulness to the Word of God and our obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit.We are confident that your Spirit-anointed ministry is what will accredit our programs and open doors before you for a continually expanding ministry. “…Some people need to bring letters of recommendation with them or ask you to write letters of recommendation for them. But the only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves! Your lives are a letter written in our hearts, and everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. Clearly, you are a letter from Christ prepared by us. It is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on stone, but on human hearts.” – 2 Corinthians 3:1-3

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