Regional Accreditation


Bethel University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4907 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bethel University.

General questions about the accreditation of Bethel University may be addressed to:

Dr. Phyllis Campbell
Chief Academic and Compliance Officer 
(731) 352-4046 or

Program Specific Accreditations

Nursing -- Bethel's Bachelor of Science in Nursing and RN-BSN programs are accredited by the: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Athletic Training -- Bethel University's Athletic Training Program (AT Program) is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective December 31, 2021.  The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.

Physician Assistant Program -- The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to Bethel's Physician Assistant Program. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.