Accreditation

Visible Music College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)  and was awarded Reaffirmation I of its accredited status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 29, 2014. 

This status is effective for a period of ten years.

Visible Music College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [PO Box 328, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail: [email protected]] having been awarded Reaffirmation I of its accredited status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 29, 2014; this status is effective for a period of ten years.

TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (DoED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Visible Music College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (https://www.tn.gov/thec). In order to view a detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Visible Music College, please visit Tennessee Higher Education Commission and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Visible Music College is also authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (https://www.ibhe.org/) the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/)  and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (http://bppe.ca.gov).

As an institution of higher education, Visible Music College must meet certain required standards by each of these state higher education boards. If a student would like to file a complaint with any of the above, please follow these links below to do so:

  1. Tennessee Higher Education Commission Complaint Form
  2. Illinois Board of Higher Education Complaint Form
  3. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Complaint Form
  4. Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education Complaint Form

Visible Music College is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. AACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 10,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in 28 countries around the world.

The mission of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is to serve and advance higher education by providing leadership in academic and enrollment services.

Credits earned at Visible Music College may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Visible Music College. You should obtain confirmation that Visible Music College will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

You should also contact any educational institutions that you many want to transfer credits earned at Visible Music College to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Visible Music College prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement.

The ability to transfer credits from Visible Music College to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Visible Music College, if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer credit policy of Visible Music College and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Visible Music College before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

Visible Music College looks to develop educational partnerships, or what are known as articulation agreements within higher education, with both accredited and non-accredited institutions. We see this as an opportunity for both our own college and the partner institutions. We current have these articulation agreements:

Accredited

  1. Johnson University – Agreement for the transfer of credits.
  2. Belhaven University – Agreement for the transfer of credits and matriculation into Belhaven’s graduate programs.
  3. Vincennes University – Agreement for the transfer of credits between Vincennes’ Music Department and Visible Music College’s Modern Music Department.
  4. Ohio Christian University – Agreement for the transfer of credits and matriculation into Ohio Christian’s graduate programs.

Non-Accredited

  1. Ocean’s Edge School of Worship – Can receive up to 30 credit hours toward one of our degrees.
  2. Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry – Can receive up to 18 credit hours toward one of our degrees.
  3. Nicolet Bible College – Can receive up to 24 credit hours toward one of our degrees.

Here is a link to Student Achievement Data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The data has been generated for the past four academic years, which includes such information as tuition, financial aid, enrollment, admissions, retention, graduation rates and more.

TRACS

Detailed statistical data for this program may be viewed by going to this link at the State of Tennessee’s website. In accordance with the data reports to our accreditation body, the 2018 Retention Rate was 90.5%. This reporting figure is based upon first-time, full-time students entering in Fall 2017. The Graduation Rate for our Bachelor degree programs was 39%. This reporting figure is based upon first-time, full-time students entering in the Fall 2012.

Tennessee

Reported numbers are for our students based in the State of Tennessee alone. These numbers do not include rates for our Chicago and Dallas sites at this time. For the July 2016 to June 2017 period, the withdrawal rate was 15.7%, the completion rate was 42.9%, the in-field placement rate was 75%, and the overall placement rate was 87.5%.