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Academic Excellence at Liberty University

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300+ degrees on-campus

450+ degrees online

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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. Questions about the accreditation of Liberty University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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.

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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).

Business

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.

Counseling

Liberty’s residential Ph.D. 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).

Liberty’s M.Ed. in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Education

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.

  • Liberty’s Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
  • Liberty’s Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI).

Engineering

Liberty’s Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Programs that have received accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET are our B.S. in Computer Engineering, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Our B.S. in Computer Science has received accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Exercise Science

Liberty’s Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Nursing

Liberty’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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

Osteopathic Medicine

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.

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).

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.

Sports Management

Liberty University has received specialized accreditation for its sport management programs through the Commission on Sports Management Education (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:

  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
  • Master of Science in Sports Management with areas of study in Sports Administration, Outdoor Adventure Sports, Tourism and General Studies

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Training Champions for Christ

Liberty’s promise to you is an education that expertly brings knowledge and faith together. Here, education is designed around you. It connects you to people and opportunities that help you develop the skills and confidence you’re looking for. At Liberty, you’ll find the knowledge, experience, and mentorship you want to make your career — and life — a fulfilling one.

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Why Liberty

Liberty University is not just another school. It is the realization of a dream, the product of thousands of prayers. It was built to invite students into a bigger, better story. Discover the Liberty difference for yourself.

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Scholarships

At Liberty University, we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to pursue higher education, and it’s our job to keep private education affordable. Explore the many ways a Liberty education can be an affordable one.

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Discounts

At Liberty University, we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to pursue higher education, and it's our job to keep private education affordable. Explore the many ways a Liberty education can be an affordable one.

For online students

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Academic Excellence

Liberty University is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and certain programs have earned additional field-specific accreditation as well.

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