Accreditation matters. The United States Department of Education states: “The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.” Accreditation fosters accountability by ensuring colleges and universities are meeting standards.
Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.
Many programs have received additional accreditation from the following associations:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
- The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
- The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
- American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
- Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
- Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
- Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER)
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
- Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
- National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
- Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
In addition, some ACU programs hold approval by state and national associations:
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
- Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
- National Council on Family Relations – Certified Family Life Educator (NCFR/CFLE)