Recognition & Rankings

Recognition & Rankings

In 2017 the Master of Arts in Christian Studies degree program was ranked the #1 Affordable Online Masters Degree in Theology in the nation by  It was noted that the program stood out for both quality and affordability.


Luther Rice was ranked #2 in 2015 for the Best Online Christian Graduate Schools by


An Award-Winning Website: Luther Rice has been named a 2016 Silver Award Winner in the Davey Awards for its website design.  The competition honors the best in Web, Design, Video, Advertising, Mobile, and Social from small agencies worldwide.


Luther Rice has been awarded the designation of one of The Most Affordable Online Religious Studies Degrees by


Luther Rice was named a top Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2015.  The honor places Luther Rice in the top 15% of all institutions nationwide.


In 2016 Ranked 14th among all Bible colleges in the U.S. and Canada for affordable tuition and fees, outstanding ministry programs, high quality academics and generous financial aid by

Luther Rice has been ranked as one of the country's Best Online Masters in Christian Counseling Programs of 2016 by


Luther Rice College & Seminary has been recognized by the Center for Online Education for having one of 2016’s best online Master’s in Theology degree programs in the country.


An Award-Winning Website: The Luther Rice website was recognized for its Outstanding Achievement in the College category by the Interactive Media Awards.


"Luther Rice is a shining example of what a non-traditional Christian school can achieve, including accreditation, if it operates professionally, academically, and honestly.  Bravo!" Rick Walston and John Bear, Walston's Guide to Earning Religious Degrees Non-traditionally.


Luther Rice has been awarded the designation of one of The Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Theology Programs of 2016 by


Our tuition costs are ranked in the lowest 10% of all private, non-profit, four-year schools according to the U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center.



Associations & Organizations

Luther Rice is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, (ECFA)ECFA is an alliance with nearly 1,800 evangelical ministries fully committed to responsible stewardship, financial integrity, and God-honoring practices...all dedicated to demonstrating that commitment. 


Luther Rice is an active member of AACRAO, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, a non-profit association, dedicated to excellence in higher education, with over 9,000 professionals worldwide.


Luther Rice is an active member of ACSD, the Association for Christians in Student Development.  ACSD's purpose is to equip and challenge members to infuse their Christian faith into student development practice and scholarship.


Luther Rice is a member of the Georgia Planned Giving Council (GPGC).  GPGC is a professional association for individuals from inter-related disciplines whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts.  Its purpose is to facilitate, coordinate and encourage the education and training of the planned giving community including non-profit development and advancement directors.


Luther Rice is a member of the Association of Christian Distance Education, ACCESS.


Luther Rice is a member of the Online Learning Consortium, (OLC)OLC is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.


Luther Rice is a member of NACADA, the Global Community for Academic AdvisingNACADA promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally by providing opportunities for professional development, networking, and leadership for our diverse membership.


Luther Rice is a founding member of the Georgia Association of Veteran Certifying Officials, (GAVCO)GAVCO serves as common ground for Certifying Officials, educational professionals, educational institutions, and sponsors of veteran programs to better serve the recipients of Veteran’s Educational Benefits.

Luther Rice is an active member of The Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE is education's leading resource for knowledge, standards, advocacy, and training in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing, and related activities.