Cottonwood College is not regionally accredited. Regional accreditation is what is recognized by the Department of Education (USDE) as a college or university that is a fully accredited educational institution.

Cottonwood College is accredited by Transworld Accrediting Commission International, 9085 California Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 951-901-5586. Transworld exists to help Christian education institutions, both in the United States and internationally, that are not government affiliated. Serving the Christian education community for over 30 years, Transworld is a non-profit church educational organization whose philosophy is to demonstrate accountability to the consuming public for education obtained in non-traditional evangelical education institutions. Visit Website.

The acceptance of credits or degrees by other institutions or employers is determined by the institutions themselves. CLC currently has academic partnership agreements (agreements for transferable credits) with Life Christian University. These colleges and universities have evaluated CLC’s curriculum and granted the acceptance of a specific number of transferable units. Information regarding the matriculation agreements may be obtained by contacting the CLC Administration Office.