A Heartbreaking Farewell: Alliance University Faces Accreditation Withdrawal and Campus Closure
June 30, 2023
“We must learn to live on the heavenly side and look at things from above. To contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers fear of death.” – A. B. Simpson
On the afternoon of Monday, June 26, Alliance University received notice from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that its accreditation is being withdrawn as of December 31, 2023. We were surprised by the Middle States’ decision and have worked hard all week to evaluate the different options available to us as an institution. The administration learned of Middle States’ decision on Monday afternoon, and the Board of Trustees met Tuesday evening and again Thursday afternoon. After carefully evaluating all the options and the current financial situation, the Board has made the difficult decision to wind down on-campus and online educational offerings as of August 31, 2023. Alliance University will not offer courses for the Fall semester. This news is a tremendous loss for us who love Alliance University and the people here. We are all grieving.
For over 140 years, we have prepared and equipped tens of thousands of men and women to serve Christ around the globe. Founded in 1882, Alliance University has always been rooted in its commitment to academic excellence and spiritual development. Established as an educational institution of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), Alliance University has been training men and women for global impact since its inception. This is a legacy to be celebrated.
Finally, we have been notified that the Board of Directors for the Christian and Missionary Alliance is exploring the possibility of continuing the Alliance Theological Seminary program. They are considering a number of options.
Please pray with us for wisdom and guidance.