Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Liberty University. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.
Accreditation ensures that Liberty University has met strict standards with regard to degree programs, faculty, administration, student support and services. Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Liberty University will be accepted by other accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Schools participate in the accreditation process in order to gain third-party recognition that verifies the institution meets certain standards of academic and administrative quality and is committed to continual improvement.
As an accredited institution, Liberty University is eligible to participate in federal educational programs such as military tuition assistance, government tuition reimbursement programs, the GI Bill and corporate tuition assistance. Credits and degrees earned through Liberty are therefore recognized by private industry and by the military and federal government for promotion, assignment and position qualification standards.
SACSCOC accredits degree-granting higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, which make up one of six geographic regions for accreditation in the United States.
In addition to regional accreditation, many of Liberty’s programs are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized professional and accrediting agencies:
Liberty’s Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
2201 Double Creek Drive
Round Rock, TX 78664
Liberty’s School of Business has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence. Programs that have achieved accredited status include:
ACBSP accreditation encompasses both resident and distance learning programs.
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Liberty's Education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Liberty's Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
111 Market Pl., Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)
Liberty’s Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Liberty’s bachelor's degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
One DuPont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1120
The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine is provisionally accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA) in the United States.
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Liberty University School of Law is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA).
321 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Various Liberty programs are also licensed, certified or approved by:
SCHEV - State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
James Monroe Building
101 North Fourteenth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
ACSI - Association of Christian Schools International
P.O. Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: (800) 367-0798
NCAA - The National Collegiate Athletic Association
700 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 6222
Phone: (317) 917-6222
VBN - Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Maryland Drive
Phone: (804) 367-4515