If your sole purpose of needing an education is for the Gospel Ministry or a related field within Christian ministry, secular accreditation is not necessary or required. All Christian churches accept quality Christian education regardless of which accreditation group, if any, the school is with. If you are studying for something other than ministry, to become a business administrator, engineer, lawyer, etc., make sure that the school at which you are going to study belongs to a regional accrediting association. In secular education, regional accreditation is essential. For education of those in Christian service, secular accreditation does little other than making the tuition beyond the reach of most ministers.
However, Midwest Bible College has been able to secure full accreditation through the American Accrediting Association of Theological Institutions. We have been able to secure this private accreditation and keep our tuition costs at a minimum.