Selma University students can receive financial aid and transfer credits to other schools now that the bible college is accredited.
President Dr. Alvin Cleveland Sr. expects enrollment to increase from its current number of about 150 students because of the Association for Biblical Higher Education accreditation.
Cleveland said a population that size is common for bible colleges with some students preferring the school's Christian environment and one-on-one faculty interaction.
The university began the accreditation process in 2000.
The school received candidate status after four years, meaning its faculty, finances and enrollment met ABHE standards. The school maintained those standards for the next four years to receive full accreditation.