Bethesda College is a member of the Accrediting Commission International, the world’s largest non-government school accrediting association. A.C.I. accredits 200 schools in the United States and in 9 other countries on 5 continents, with 21,000 students. The A.C.I. is an independent accrediting agency that exists to help the religious world to obtain accreditation that is not government affiliated. They specialize in seminary and Bible colleges. All A.C.I. member schools accept credits from other member schools if the credits apply to their programs. This form of ministry accreditation is not recognized by the United States Department of Education, but is recognized by most churches, ministry institutions, and ministry organizations.