Adventist Accrediting Association
Accreditation by the body is not academic accreditation and it is not recognized by government-recognized accreditors. Rather, accreditation by the AAA is based on whether an institution follows the religious tenets of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is official recognition by the Seventh-day Adventist church and is used to determine whether schools may apply for church funding. Its process support services, religious course material and the makeup of the teaching staff.
The Adventist Church is affiliated with or operates 7,598 schools, colleges and universities worldwide. It says it operates "one of the largest church-supported educational systems in the world".
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