Affiliation

Alaska Christian College is affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church and is part of the Alaska Conference.

Accreditation

Alaska Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, (407)207-0808. Constituents may contact this agency regarding concerns about ACC. Accreditation assures students of high quality education. Accredited status is also significant in the transfer of credits. However, the transfer of credit is always at the discretion of the receiving school. ACC is recognized as an excellent educational institution by this national accrediting organization as well as the U.S. Department of Education. This status allows students access to receive state and federal financial aid, and Native corporation scholarships.

ACC is a non-profit organization funded primarily by gifts from individuals, churches, corporations, and foundations. Donations support faculty and staff, programming, operations costs, and student scholarships. Through the generosity of supporters, ACC is able to provide quality educational training with a small staff to student ratio, individual care with one-on-one mentoring, and a safe, supportive environment in which students can grow in their faith.

Vision Statement

The vision of Alaska Christian College is to be the premier college of choice for Alaska Native students so that our graduates follow and serve Christ within the Church and larger society.

Mission Statement

The mission of Alaska Christian College is to empower Alaska Natives through biblically-based education and Christian formation to pursue excellence in character, learning, and service as followers of Christ.

Institutional Goals

The institutional goals for Alaska Christian College stem from the mission statement. Each goal is followed by specific objectives.

Effective Teaching and Learning

– ACC program objectives are achieved
– ACC engages in assessment to improve, inform, and demonstrate student learning

Student Success

– ACC students successfully access and engage resources with a specific relevance toward Alaska Natives
– ACC students are retained and persist to achieve their academic goals

Christian Formation

– ACC students are encouraged to develop a biblical worldview and a passion to know and experience their faith in an everyday context.
– ACC is a safe community where students engage in activities designed to encourage personal, emotional, and spiritual formation.

Community Engagement

– ACC students engage in service-based relationship
– ACC preserves and develops strategic partnerships that are mutually beneficial

Institutional Excellence

– ACC intentionally stewards its human, financial, and physical resources
– ACC promotes an environment that embraces and displays an accurate understanding of Alaska Native culture.
– ACC assesses academic programs, academic support services, and institutional support services in a comprehensive systematic approach that fosters continuous improvement.

Guiding Values

  • We value a living faith and relationship with Jesus Christ
  • We value the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, as the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct
  • We value the image of God in everyone
  • We value holistic Christian formation
  • We value Alaska Native culture and tradition
  • We value authentic personal relationships offered with grace as gifts from God
  • We value safety and healthy choices for all
  • We value open and honest communication