The Highlands Institute meets religious exemption under A.R.S. §32-3022 (E) by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. According to the state board, HBI programs are solely for religious purposes within a religious organization; thus, the operation of the Highlands Institute does not require licensure.
HI is not accredited and is not currently pursuing accreditation. The strength of our program is that instructors are local pastors who are highly experienced and effective in church ministry, Additionally, we want to keep the cost of tuition affordable so that more students have the opportunity to take classes and remain free from school debt.