List of Unaccredited Universities in USA
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List of Unaccredited Universities in USA

List of Unaccredited Universities in USA

Students beware!! This is a list of colleges, universities, and other institutions that do not have educational accreditation from US Government. Some of these institutions may have legal authority to enroll students and grant degrees, but do not have educational accreditation for various reasons. Others are diploma mills that mislead customers and grant fake degrees.

This list is not complete, but we are doing our best to keep it up-to-date. By using it, you understand that we do not guarantee its accuracy. It is just one of many tools that help us identify fraudulent educational credentials.



Name of University Country Location Notes
Academy of Natural Therapies United States Formerly in Hawaii until closed by court order; may have reopened in Wyoming or Montana.  
American Bible College University United States Arizona  
American Central University United States Wyoming  
American Century University United States New Mexico Formerly known as Century University.
 American Coastline University United States Formerly operated from mailbox rental services in Hawaii and Louisiana. Was owned by Dr Richard Hoyer.
 American College of Metaphysical Theology United States  Golden Valley, Minnesota  
 American School of Metaphysics United States  New York  
 American State University United States  Hawaii Aka Hamilton University and Richardson University
 American University of Hawaii United States  Gulfport, Mississippi; Clinton, Mississippi; (also reported to be operating in India) Not to be confused with the University of Hawaii
 Ames Christian University United States  Florida  
 Andersonville Theological Seminary United States  Camilla, Georgia  
 Apostolic Prophetic Bible College & Theological Seminary United States  Rochester Hills, Michigan  
 B. H. Carroll Theological Institute United States  Arlington, Texas  
 Barrington University  United States  Mobile, Alabama (formerly operated by Virtual of Boca Raton, Florida)  
 Belford University  United States  Operated from a PO Box in Humble, Texas Not to be confused with the University of Bedford which is linked to University Degree Program
 Beloved Community Seminary  United States  Oregon, Hawaii  
 Bettis Christian University  United States  Arkansas  
 Bienville University  United States  Woodville, Mississippi  
 Cal Southern University  United States  Houston, Texas, and registered in the South Pacific island of Niue. Not to be confused with California Southern University in Irvine, California or California Southern Law School in Riverside, California.
 California Graduate School of Theology  United States    
 Cambridge State University  United States  Jackson, Mississippi District officials discovered the school has an extensive criminal history and is nothing more than a diploma mill.
 Canbourne University  United States   Not to be confused with Camborne School of Mines
 Canby Bible College  United States  Canby, Oregon Formerly Leadership Training Institute (Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization lists this institution as “unaccredited religious exempt school”).
 Capital City Religious Institute  United States  Baton Rouge, Louisiana  
 Carolina University of Theology  United States  Manassas, Virginia Website states that school is accredited by Accrediting Commission International[46] but notes “This accreditation is not recognized by the US Dept. of Education. It is our intention in the months ahead to pursue a full accredited status with an agency recognized by the US Dept. of Education.”
 Chadwick University  United States  Alabama  
 Charis School of Divinity  United States Florida   
 Christian Bible College  United States  Rocky Mount, North Carolina  
 Christian Leadership University  United States  New York  
 Clarksville School of Theology  United States  Clarksville, Tennessee Shut down in 1982.
 Clayton College of Natural Health  United States  Alabama Same operator as Chadwick University
 Clayton Theological Institute  United States  California  
 Columbus University, Picayune, Mississippi  United States    
 Communion of Saints Seminary  United States  Oregon  
 Cranmer Theological House  United States  Louisiana, Texas  
 Crescent City Christian College  United States  Metairie, Louisiana Basically a coach's house — no campus, no facilities, no faculty, no library that anyone could discover.
 Crown College  United States  Tacoma, Washington Lost accreditation in 2007
 Delta International University of New Orleans  United States    
 Dispensational Theological Seminary  United States  Forest Grove, Oregon Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization lists this institution as an unaccredited religious exempt school
 Dorcas University  United States  Honolulu, Hawaii  
 Eastern Caribbean University  United States  Texas; St. Kitts, Virgin Islands  
 Florida State Christian College  United States  Florida  
 Frederick Taylor International University  United States  Hawaii; California  
 Frederick Taylor University  United States  California  
 Friends International Christian University  United States  Florida; California Website states, “FICU is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education.”
 Full Gospel Christian College  United States  Pontiac, Michigan  
 Geo-Metaphysical Institute  United States  New York  
 George Wythe College  United States  Cedar City, Utah  
 Golden State Baptist College  United States  Santa Clara, California Part of Independent Baptist Bible College Movement, listed among Wikipedia category Unaccredited Christian colleges and universities.
 Golden State School of Theology  United States  Stockton, California  
 Heartland Baptist Bible College  United States  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The School's website states that they "seek no national or regional accreditation, but seeks only God’s approval."
 Hiwassee College  United States  Tennessee  
 Holy Trinity College and Seminary  United States  New Port Richey, Florida Seminary’s website notes its choice to remain unaccredited and states, "the degree programs of this college are designed solely for religious vocations."
 Honolulu University  United States  Hawaii Aka Honolulu University of the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities.
 Hubbard College of Administration International  United States  Los Angeles, California  
 Hyles-Anderson College and Hyles-Anderson College Seminary  United States  Crown Point, Indiana Part of Independent Baptist Bible College Movement. Founder asserted that the college remains unaccredited because the government would "take away our freedom."
 IICSE University  United States  Elkhart, Indiana  
 Interfaith Seminary, formerly Interfaith School of Theology  United States  New Rochelle, New York Institution’s website says: “As a religious Seminary the Interfaith Seminary is not accredited by an [sic] government agency.”
 International American University  United States  California; Nepal  
 International Bible University  United States  Norwalk, California; Carpinteria, California; Hawaii Also called "E M International Bible University" or "E.M.I. Bible University."
 International Seminary  United States  Plymouth, Florida  
 International Theological University  United States  California  
 International University of Ministry and Education  United States  Grandview, Missouri  
 IOND University  United States  Hawaii; Japan  
 Jacksonville Theological Seminary  United States  Southaven, Mississippi  
 Kent College  United States  Louisiana  
 Kentucky Christian University  United States  Ashland, Kentucky Not to be confused with Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky, which is accredited.
 LaSalle University  United States  Louisiana Not to be confused with La Salle University (Philadelphia), nor with The LaSalle Extension University (Chicago).
 Life Christian University  United States  Tampa, Florida  
 Louisiana Baptist University  United States  Louisiana Formerly Baptist Christian University, founded in 1973 by Jimmy G. Tharpe.
 Louisiana Christian University  United States  Lake Charles, Louisiana  
 Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary  United States  Louisiana  
 Madison University  United States  Gulfport, Mississippi  
 Master's International School of Divinity  United States  Evansville, Indiana Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization lists this institution as “unaccredited religious exempt school.”
 Miami Christian University  United States  Miami, Florida  
 Morris Brown College  United States  Atlanta, Georgia Lost accreditation in 2002.
 Mountain States Baptist College  United States  Montana Part of Independent Baptist Bible College Movement.
 New Tribes Bible Institute  United States  Jackson, Michigan; Waukesha, Wisconsin  
 New West Seminary  United States  Oregon City, Oregon Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization lists this institution as unaccredited religious exempt school.
 North American Reformed Seminary  United States  Flagstaff, Arizona  
 Novus University  United States  Diamondhead, Mississippi  
 Ohio Christian College  United States  Ohio  
 Oregon College of Ministry  United States  Gresham, Oregon Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization lists this institution as unaccredited religious exempt school
 Pacific International University  United States  Springfield, Missouri Originally was located in Victoria, Australia.
 Pacific National University and Theological Institute  United States  Los Angeles, California  
 Patriot Bible University  United States  Colorado Formerly Patriot University, Colorado; claims that its accreditation is by American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions, which is an unrecognized agency deemed to be an accreditation mill.
 Pensacola Bible Institute  United States  Pensacola, Florida  
 Pensacola Christian College  United States  Pensacola, Florida  
 Portland Bible College  United States  Portland, Oregon Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization lists this institution as unaccredited religious exempt school.
 Preston University  United States  Wyoming Aka Fairmount International University.
 Providence Christian College United States   Ontario, California  
 Sacramento International University  United States   Also called San Francisco International University, and Bellington University.
 Saint Luke School of Medicine  United States  Liberia, California (US), Ghana  
 Saint Martin’s College and Seminary  United States  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  
 Saint Stephen’s Educational Bible College  United States  Los Angeles, California  
 Saint Wolbodo Seminary  United States  Baltimore, Maryland  
 Sancta Sophia Seminary  United States  Oklahoma Claims "accreditation" by the Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges, and Theological Seminaries, Inc., an unrecognized accreditation agency.
 Springsfield University College  United States  Clearwater, Florida  
 St. Paul’s College & Seminary  United States  Saint Paul, Minnesota  
 St. Regis University  United States  Dominica, Liberia, Washington D.C., and Washington  Closed by court order in June 2005. Not to be confused with Regis University in Denver, which is accredited.
Success Seminary United States Oregon
Suffield University United States Operating illegally in Connecticut
Texas Christian Bible University United States Crowley, Texas
Texas Theological University United States Texas
The Bible Doctrine Institute United States Jacksonville, Florida
Tyndale Theological Seminary United States Texas In 1999, Tyndale Theological Seminary was fined for violating a state law that required institutions to have state approval or accreditation to award degrees or use terms such as "college" or "university" in their names. The fine was appealed, and in August 2007 the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Tyndale and other seminaries that offer theological education and award religious degrees can do so without state government approval or accreditation.
Universal Bible Institute United States Birmingham, Alabama
University of Berkley United States Erie County, Pennsylvania
University of Beverly Hills United States California
University of Central Europe United States Pascagoula, Mississippi
University of Metaphysical Studies United States New Mexico
University of Metaphysics United States Studio City, California, and Sedona, Arizona Also called University of Sedona
University of Natural Health United States Brandon, Mississippi
University of Santa Monica United States Also known as Kohenor University
University of Sedona United States Studio City, California, and Sedona, Arizona Alternative name for University of Metaphysics
Washington International University United States Pennsylvania
Washington School of Theology United States Oregon
West Coast Baptist College United States Lancaster, California Website states: "Pursuing not our intention.”
Western Michigan Bible Institute United States Muskegon, Michigan
Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary United States Washington