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Leaders of Kansas Christian College were on hand at the Association for Biblical Higher Education when they passed the initial step for accreditation. Left to right: KCC Board President Rodney Davis, KCC Board Secretary Dwight Purtle, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dorothy Purtle, President Delbert Scott, and Vice President of Operations Chad Pollard.

Kansas Christian College Advances to Initial Accreditation

Kansas Christian College (KCC) announced this week the school had reached a new level of accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The announcement comes after nearly a decade of work, headed by Vice President of Academic Affairs Dorothy Purtle, toward this goal.

“The KCC family has worked diligently these past years to meet and exceed the accreditation requirements from the Association for Biblical Higher Education,” said KCC President Dr. Delbert Scott. “Literally thousands of pages of reports and assessments have been written in preparation for this day. The quality of our college has improved because of this process.”

Members of the KCC Administration and Board met with the ABHE Commission on Accreditation on February 8 for final questions. The Commission then voted to advance Kansas Christian College to Initial Accreditation.

Accreditation with the Association assures the public of the quality of education which can be obtained at KCC. The years-long process includes extensive evaluations, self-studies, and peer reviews. The administration, faculty, and staff have put in many hours to clarify the distinctive purpose of the institution, state goals derived from that purpose, implement processes to ensure efficiency and integrity, participate in continual assessments to further improvement, and meet accreditation standards.

Established in 1938, KCC has long been a fixture in Overland Park, Kan., at the corner of 74th St. and Metcalf Ave., where it shares a campus with its sister school, Overland Christian. The college offers degrees in religion, pastoral ministry, teacher education, worship ministry, missions, biblical studies, business leadership, and general studies as well as degrees in performance music through its music preparatory school. In 2015 they also began offering a ministry and leadership degree online. Interested students are encouraged to email admissions@kansaschristian.edu or to call (913) 722-0272. For more info visit their website: www.kansaschristian.edu.