Accreditation

Approvals and Memberships, Established 1932

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Types of Accreditation

The Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the U.S. Department of Education (ED) certify that schools meet certain standards of academic excellence. The Department of Education certifies the legitimacy of three types of accreditation: National, Regional, and Programmatic.

National Accreditation

Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, (ABHE) an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Since 1942, ABHE seeks actively to strengthen and enlarge its membership by forging an alliance that encompasses any carefully vetted North American postsecondary institution—accredited by ABHE’s Commission on Accreditation or any other USDE/CHEA-recognized accreditor—that shares our association’s purpose, biblical convictions, educational philosophy, and core values.
5850 T G Lee Blvd, Suite 130, Orlando FL 32822 | 407-207-0808 | info@abhe.org

Licensed

Trinity College of Florida is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684. fldoe.org

Trinity College uses the State Course Numbering System (SCNS). This numbering system is used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and by participating non-public institutions. The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer of courses between participating institutions. Students and administrators can use the online SCNS to obtain course descriptions and specific information about course transfer between participating Florida institutions. This information is at the SCNS website at Florida Department of Education.

Non-public institutions participate in (SCNS) State Course Numbering System

Federal Student Aid

Trinity College of Florida is approved by the United States Department of Education for Federal Pell Grants and other Federal financial aid programs. School code 030282
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Veterans Administration

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Trinity College of Florida for VA Education Benefits including:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chap 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chap 30)
  • Select Reserve GI Bill (Chap 1606)
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

School Certifying Officials:

  • Director of Financial Aid – Karly Dooley karly.dooley@trinitycollege.edu | 727.569.1387
  • Financial Aid Advisor – Corry Moore corry.moore@trinitycollege.edu | 727.569.1413

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Trinity College of Florida is approved for TA. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is available for each branch of the armed services. Each branch of the individual services pays directly for tuition expenses for their members. For detailed information, use the links below:

State Approval

Nonimmigrant Alien Students

Trinity College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students

Membership: AACRAO

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

(AACRAO) is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services.
P.O. Box 37097 | Baltimore, MD 21297-3097 |

Membership: (ABACC)

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC)

4578 Hidden Ridge Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426
(877) 303-8666

“Empowering Christian Business Officers”
Fulfill your calling, solve challenges, and maximize resources to accomplish the mission of Christian higher education.

Membership: Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
731 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 | (800) 367.0798

Membership: Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Trinity College of Florida is a institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

A national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is a U.S. association of degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national organization focused exclusively on higher education accreditation and quality assurance.

Membership: Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

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Membership: Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS)

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS)

The Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) is a voluntary service organization, providing an association for Christian schools, Christian colleges and universities, homeschool groups, and homeschool families. Started in 1968, it is the oldest, state-level association of Christian schools in the nation.

Office of Program Services – PO Box 1065  Hobe Sound, FL 33475
Phone: 772-228-6205 | ops@faccs.org
General information, certification, competitions

Capital Office – PO Box 10009 Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Phone: 850-422-0065 | capital@faccs.org
Legislative issues

Accreditation Office – PO Box 1065  Hobe Sound, FL 33475
Phone: 772-618-1249 | accreditation@faccs.org
Accreditation

Membership: Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)

The Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA) is a not-for-profit educational corporation comprised of nearly 900 financial aid professionals. These individuals represent all sectors of the financial aid community, including postsecondary institutions in Florida, lending institutions, state governmental agencies, loan servicing agencies, and other organizations that support financial aid administration.

Membership: NASFAA – National Association of Student Federal Aid Administrators

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the National Association of Student Federal Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is the only national, nonprofit association with a primary focus on information dissemination, professional development, and legislative and regulatory analysis related to federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Our membership consists of more than 32,000 student financial assistance professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every 10 undergraduates in the United States.

1801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20006-3606 | T: (202) 785-0453 | info@nasfaa.org

SASFAA – Southern Association of Student Federal Aid Administrators

Southern Association of Student Federal Aid Administrators (SASFAA)

Membership: National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)
NAICU serves as the unified voice of private, nonprofit higher education
1025 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 | (202) 785-8866

Membership: National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Trinity College of Florida is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
Established in 1968, the National Christian College Athletic Association uses intercollegiate athletics to further the Great Commission and is committed to equipping student-athletes and coaches to make a positive impact for Christ.
302 West Washington Street | Greenville, SC 29601

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Answers to Your Questions About Trinity College of Florida

What is the doctrinal statement of Trinity College of Florida?

Trinity College of Florida believes that the Bible should be at the heart and core of all training and is the standard for evaluating all claims to knowledge. The Bible, as the inspired Word of God, is instrumental in thoroughly equipping God’s servants for ministry. This philosophy is reflected in the wide range of Bible and theology courses offered. The college believes that the Bible is the only framework within which a consistent, effective, and productive worldview, lifestyle, and life of service to God and humanity can be maintained.

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God.

We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood and adopted into God’s family as His beloved children.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the church is empowered to carry out Christ’s great commission.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting bliss of the saved, and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

Trinity College of Florida believes and teaches the essential doctrines of the Christian faith that are commonly held to be the historic, Biblical, conservative, and evangelical position. The doctrinal statement above is applied within the academic and spiritual understanding of the inter-denominational character of our student body and faculty.

What is the Trinity College of Florida Mission Statement?

Trinity College of Florida provides a biblically-centered education, equipping servant leaders for life and career opportunities.

The goals for achieving this mission are:

Spiritual – To orient, motivate and lead students to Christian maturity and spiritual depth.

Academic – To engage students with opportunities to integrate Biblical faith and learning.

Intellectual – To develop in students the ability for critical analysis and motivate in them a desire for continuing intellectual pursuits.

Professional – To produce graduates competent in the area of their professional training.

Social – To cultivate a culture that redefines how we learn, love, and live in a way that honors God, impacting our community for generations to come.

What is the Trinity College of Florida Vision Statement?

The vision of Trinity College of Florida is to be the premier provider of Biblically-focused, multifaceted and diversified higher learning to fulfill the Great Commission in the life and career. Trinity College believes that the Bible should be at the heart and core of all training, and that it is the standard for evaluating all claims to knowledge. The Bible, as the inspired Word of God, is instrumental in thoroughly equipping God’s servants for ministry. This philosophy is reflected in the wide range of Bible and theology courses offered. The College believes that the Bible is the only framework within which a consistent, effective, and productive world, view, lifestyle, and life of service to God and humanity can be maintained.

Who is the president of Trinity College of Florida?

In May 2005, Dr. Mark T. O’Farrell was elected the eighth President of Trinity College of Florida. Dr. O’Farrell has served in several pastorates in Georgia and Florida before becoming the Assistant to the District Superintendent/Church Planting Director for the Southeastern District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA). He was later elected and subsequently re-elected as District Superintendent of the Southeastern District, serving for 12 years, and is a recipient of the Antioch Award (2005) for his efforts in starting churches. Dr. O’Farrell has served as a trustee on several higher education boards, denominational boards, adult retirement communities, and auxiliary ministries.

Dr. O’Farrell earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, and received a Doctor of Divinity from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia. Dr. O’Farrell and his wife, Billie, have four children and six grandchildren.

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