INSTE is accredited through March 31, 2018 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) (formerly the Distance Education and Training Council – DETC) Washington, D.C., the premiere accrediting agency for distance education in the United States and abroad.

As an accredited, degree-granting member of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), INSTE Global Bible College is also an institutional member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a non-profit organization serving as the national advocate for self-regulation through accreditation, and of the American Council on Education (ACE), the nation’s umbrella association for higher education.

INSTE Global Bible College is currently going through the process of accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), a national accrediting agency for Christian colleges and universities that is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Inste Bible College is registered by the State of Iowa as a degree-granting institution through the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.
For information on Inste Bible College’s authority to operate in each state, refer to the State Licensure Information summary.


INSTE Global Bible College is governed by a Board of Directors whose knowledge of INSTE and expertise in mission and education assure continued adherence to its goals and objectives.

The college is affiliated with the Department of Global Missions of Open Bible Churches as an institution of Christian higher education.

INSTE is incorporated in the State of Iowa as a non-profit corporation.


INSTE is incorporated in the State of Iowa as a non-profit corporation. As a 501(c)3 exempt organization, INSTE is qualified to receive tax-deductible gifts.


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