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 education 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 industries 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 benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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:
- 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
Liberty’s residential Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, M.A. in 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
Liberty’s online Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health starting Fall 2019) and the online M.Ed. in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited through the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), demonstrating that it values the four core principles of ATS: diversity, quality and improvement, collegiality, and leadership.
The Master of Theology (Th.M.) program is approved.
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110
Call: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510
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
Liberty’s Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Liberty’s Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI).
P.O. Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO
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:
- B.S. in Computer Engineering
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering
- B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
The following program has received accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET:
- B.S. Computer Science
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 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).
One DuPont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1120
Liberty’s Registered Nurse program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBN).
9960 Maryland Drive
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
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
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 (COARC).
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 (COARC).
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.
P.O. Box 54876
Hurst, Texas 76054-4876
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
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
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 (residential)
- Master of Science in Sports Management with areas of study in Sports Administration, Outdoor Adventure Sports, Tourism and General Studies (online and residential)
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
Liberty is a member of the following:
ACSI – Association of Christian Schools International
P.O. Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: (800) 367-0798
CICV – Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
P. O. Box 1005
Bedford, VA 24523
NCAA – The National Collegiate Athletic Association
700 W. Washington Street
P.O. Box 6222
Phone: (317) 917-6222