In 2007, the state supreme court ruled that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board could not forbid the unaccredited Tyndale Theological Seminary and Bible Institute from calling itself a “seminary” or using words such as degree, bachelor, master, and doctor. Such terms belonged to the church before the government claimed them.
Nearly 30 Bible colleges were established in the decision’s wake.
Lee, M. (2015). Should Unaccredited Bible Colleges Be Allowed to Grant Degrees? Christianity Today. Available http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/april/should-unaccredited-bible-colleges-be-allowed-grant-degrees.html. Last accessed 18th Apr 2015.