|Motto||"Building faith and training Christian leaders around the world through affordable, accessible higher education utilizing distance learning"|
|Religious affiliation||Nondenominational Christian|
NationsUniversity, also known as Nations University, is an unaccredited distance education school. While Nations University founding faculty and staff are affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Nations University itself is an interdenominational online Christian university, which offers certificate, bachelor's and master's degrees in religious studies, and a Master of Divinity degree. All courses are offered online or through correspondence via mail. The institution is incorporated and based in Louisiana, but originally had its offices in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Nations was incorporated in 1996 by Richard Ady, Mac Lynn, and Darrell Frazier. Ady and Lynn had been college classmates. Ady's career had been in church work and Lynn had worked in higher education as a teacher and administrator. Ady had previously founded the World English Institute.
The institution describes its mission as the development of faith and the training of Christian leaders around the world using distance learning. Academic credentials awarded include a Certificate in Religious Studies, a Bachelor of Religious Studies, a Master of Religious Studies, and a Master of Divinity. As of January 31, 2013, the school reported 3,902 students in 145 countries. NationsUniversity tries to minimize the costs for its students, charging no fees to students outside the United States and only modest fees to U.S. students.
NationsUniversity has legal authority under Louisiana law to grant degrees in religious studies. The university applied to the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) for accreditation in 2010. NationsUniversity's April 2013 newsletter reported that the institution had successfully completed a self-study and a specialist review of selected courses, that a site visit had been conducted, and that the institution was awaiting a determination on the acceptability of its responses to the accreditor regarding items that the site visit report had identified as being in "partial compliance."  As of August 6, 2013, DETC no longer listed NationsUniversity as an applicant.
- History of Nations University, Nations University website
- "Consumer Information Disclosure". NationsUniversity. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- Mission, Nations University website
- Nations University Student Enrollment, Nations University website, accessed August 15, 2013
- "Costs". Nations University. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- Nations University Standing, Nations University website
- Accreditation Update, Nations University Student Newsletter number 60, March 2009
- "Report from the Accrediting Commission". DETC Bulletin (Number 3). Distance Education and Training Council. February 2, 2010. p. 8. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
- "Distance Education and Training Council: Applicant Schools". Distance Education and Training Council. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- "The Accreditation Process". The Voice of Nations (Number 76). April 2013. p. 4.
- "Distance Education and Training Council: Applicant Schools". Distance Education and Training Council. Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
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