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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, 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.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Program Accreditation

In addition to regional accreditation, many of Liberty’s programs are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized professional and accrediting agencies:

Athletic Training

Liberty’s Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

2201 Double Creek Drive
Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 733-9700


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:

  • A.A. in Accounting
  • A.A. in Business
  • A.A. in Business Management Information Systems
  • B.S. in Accounting
  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • B.S. in Business Information Management Systems
  • Master of Business Administration
  • M.S. in Accounting

ACBSP accreditation encompasses both resident and distance learning programs.

11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
(913) 339-9356

Computer Science

Liberty’s B.S. in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/:

415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)


Liberty’s residential Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 535-5990

Liberty’s online M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling and online M.Ed. in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Liberty University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System for a period of 7 years from 2015-2022.

2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1023
(202) 466-7496

Liberty's Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
(804) 225-2023

Liberty's Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI).

P.O. Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-5130
(800) 367-0798


Several of Liberty University's programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org:

  • B.S. in Computer Engineering
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)

Exercise Science

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
(727) 210-2350

Forensic Science

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science residential program is accredited by Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

410 North 21st Street
Colorado Spring, CO 20901-0669
(719) 636-0669


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE):

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

Liberty's Registered Nurse program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBN).

Perimeter Center
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
(804) 367-4515

Osteopathic Medicine

The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine is 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

Public Health

The Liberty University MPH program with concentrations in Health Promotion, Global Health, Nutrition, and Epidemiology as well as the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 789-1050

Respiratory Therapy

The B.S. Degree Entry into Respiratory Therapy Practice, CoARC program number 200640, B.S. in Respiratory Therapy, in Lynchburg, Virginia, program holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).

The B.S. Degree Advancement Program in Respiratory Care, CoARC program number 510013, B.S. in Respiratory Therapy online program holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).

This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit. 

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
P. O. Box 54876
Hurst, Texas 76054-4876
(817) 283-2835

School of Law

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
(312) 988-5000

School of Music

The Liberty University School of Music is accredited by and a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). NASM accredits all music programs.  The School of Music also offers two degrees that are not music degrees: the Master of Arts in Worship Studies and the Doctor of Worship Studies.

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700

Social Work

Liberty’s B.S. in Social Work degree program, offered in both residential and distance education formats, is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 519-2078

Sport Management

The sport management degree program(s) at Liberty University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:

  • Bachelor of Science Sport Management (Residential) with cognates in Sport Administration, Sport Communication & Public Relations, Sport Outreach, Venue & Event Management, and General Studies
  • Master of Science in Sport Management (Residential and Online) with cognates in Sport Administration, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Tourism, and General Studies

Certification Board

Liberty University is authorized to confer degrees by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

SCHEV - State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

James Monroe Building
101 North Fourteenth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 225-2600


Liberty is a member of the following:

ACSI - Association of Christian Schools International

P.O. Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO 80962-5130
(800) 367-0798

CICV - Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia

P. O. Box 1005
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-0606

NCAA - The National Collegiate Athletic Association

700 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222
(317) 917-6222

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