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MACU Ranked 21st in 50 Most Affordable Selective Small Colleges for a Psychology Degree 2015

December 03, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – December 3, 2015.  Best Psychology Degrees has recognized Mid-Atlantic Christian University as one of the best and most affordable small colleges in the nation to study psychology. The program at Mid-Atlantic is a 127-credit program that combines a Biblical Studies major with a Counseling and Psychology major leading to BA or BS degrees. Program outcomes include understanding how emotional, spiritual, and mental needs impact relationships and personal growth and developing marketable skills for paraprofessional careers in education, rehabilitation, the justice system, mental health or pastoral counseling. Both tracks involve internship training in counseling settings. Coursework explores marriage and family counseling, human sexuality, spiritual development, cross-cultural communication and human services. Many MACU graduates continue in master’s or doctoral work leading to professional licensure. Colleges included in the ranking met three specific criteria. First, an undergraduate psychology degree offered in an on-campus or online format; Second, must have a student population of less than 3,000 students; and Third, report a 40 percent or lower admissions rate, which identifies the most selective schools. Data used to formulate the ranking list was obtained from the College Navigator website, part of the National Center for Education Statistics. The Best...

MACU Listed Among Top Best Value Colleges and Universities in NC

November 14, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – November 9, 2015.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been listed as one of the top colleges and universities in North Carolina by Best Value Schools.  The schools were ranked according to graduation rates, net price to attend, acceptance rate, and twenty-year net return on investment (pay scale).  Statistics were gathered from College Navigator for all colleges and universities. The Best Value Schools noted that “No one college is perfect but this ranking offers you a premier selection of universities to help get you started on your search for an education in North Carolina.”  Dr. D. Clay Perkins, MACU President, stated that “North Carolina is home to many excellent public and private universities and I am honored that MACU would be included among the top colleges and universities in the state. “  Mid-Atlantic Christian University was established by George W. Bondurant as Roanoke Bible College in 1948 to address a shortage of educated and trained ministers for churches in Northeastern North Carolina and Southeast Virginia.  MACU continues to offer a superior education for those who desire to serve Christ in the church as well as those who want a faith-based education that prepares them for vocations...

Mid-Atlantic Christian University Shows Support for Local Sheriff’s Department

November 10, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – November 10, 2015. Mid-Atlantic Christian University supports the men and women of law enforcement who are sworn to serve and protect. MACU honors all those who serve the citizens of our community and this year has chosen to recognize the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department with a letter of appreciation and a meal in the college cafeteria. Those who serve on the Sheriff's Department put their lives on the line each day as they maintain the peace, enforce the law and keep our citizens safe. On Monday, November 9, 2015, Professor Ronnie Woolard and Nicole Sershen, Administrative Assistant for Vice President of Institutional Advancement met with Sheriff Randy Cartwright to express their support for the work of the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Department in serving the community. Professor Woolard presented Sheriff Randy Cartwright with a letter that reads, in part, “Mid-Atlantic Christian University thanks you and the men and women of the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department for your dedication to serve and protect our communities. Their service to our communities is invaluable.” As a tangible gift of appreciation and gratitude, MACU provided one complimentary meal ticket for each member of the sheriff's department to dine in...

MACU Approved to Offer Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration

October 24, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – October 23, 2015. Mid-Atlantic Christian University is pleased to announce that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved the B.S. and B.A. degrees in Business Administration. MACU submitted a substantive change request to SACSCOC to replace the Entrepreneurial Leadership and Organization Leadership programs with the degree in Business Administration. A letter dated October 13, 2015 from Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, SACSCOC President, stated “It was the decision of the Board (of Trustees) to approve the program and include it in the scope of the current accreditation.” D. Clay Perkins, MACU President states, “the Business Administration degree program will establish a unique program of study that will provide a strong foundation in business and managerial principles, but also provide students the opportunity to select a concentration that represents a particular area of interest and expertise that will reflect the diverse skill sets of our students.” Students may focus their concentration on areas such as organizational leadership or sports management. The Business Administration program will be available both on-campus and online. Students who receive a B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration from MACU could expect to serve in career fields...

MACU Ranked 2nd in Top 40 Best Online Theology Degrees 2015 - 2016

October 22, 2015

Elizabeth City, NC – October 15, 2015.  Affordable Colleges Online has analyzed data from hundreds of colleges across the nation with online degrees in theological and biblical studies at the bachelor's level and ranked Mid-Atlantic Christian University #2 among the top 40 schools. MACU’s Christian Ministry program gives students an opportunity to expand their religious knowledge without disrupting career advancement, family time, or busy schedules. Although achieving an online degree in theology can be spiritually beneficial and educational, it is not exclusively for those pursuing ministerial training and ordination. Theology degrees give students a deeper understanding of competing world views, faith, philosophy and the sacred scriptures. Rankings were based upon a proprietary scoring system to score these colleges based upon various cost-to-quality criteria and metrics, or the AC Online Peer-Based Value. This proprietary metric compares qualitative components of colleges with similar costs, against the tuition of colleges with similar quality metrics. The general criteria and scoring metrics include:  - Must be a private or public not-for-profit institution  - Must offer at least one fully online degree program  - Number of online bachelor’s degrees available  - Student-faculty ratio  - Percent of students receiving financial aid