Our mission is, and always has been to train people for ministry. Because of the unique education we provide, and our strong belief in the separation of powers, we have not invited government oversight of our programs. Even though we are not accredited, we uphold high standards of academic integrity. In fact, many accredited schools accept our credits and our graduates’ degrees. We have articulation agreements with several accredited colleges, universities, and seminaries to accept our credits and degrees.
LBU is recognized by the Louisiana Board of Regents to grant degrees and is reviewed annually.
LBU is an approved school of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI) in Springfield, MO. The Baptist Bible Fellowship International is a conservative group of Independent Baptists. Many of our students and distinguished graduates serve in Southern Baptist, Missionary Baptist, National Baptist, Independent Baptist Churches as well as churches of other denominations.
LBU is an affiliate school of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) which is a nationally recognized accrediting body by the United States Department of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the association. Affiliate status does not, however, constitute, imply, or presume ABHE accredited status at present or in the future.
LBU is an active member school of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). ACSI is a leading international organization that promotes Christian education and provides training and resources to Christian schools and Christian educators, resulting in schools that contribute to the public good through effective teaching and learning and that are biblically sound, academically rigorous, socially engaged, and culturally relevant; and educators who embody a biblical worldview, engage in transformational teaching and discipling, and embrace personal and professional growth.