Academic Accreditation

Accreditation matters. By showing a university has met and is maintaining a high level of standards set by an independent accrediting body, students are ensured the degree they work so hard to obtain has value.

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.

Accreditation matters. By showing a university has met and is maintaining a high level of standards set by an independent accrediting body, students are ensured the degree they work so hard to obtain has value.

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.

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Department and Program Accreditations

Many of our programs have received additional accreditation from the following associations:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Computing Theory concentration of the BS in Computer Science)
  • 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)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • National Council on Family Relations – Certified Family Life Educator (NCFR/CFLE)
  • Texas Board of Nursing