Lenoir-Rhyne University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees. For information on accreditation status, contact:

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA  30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

Initial Accreditation 1928
Last Accreditation Review 2012
Next Accreditation Review 2018

Purpose of Accreditation Status Publication:
The purpose of publishing Lenoir-Rhyne University’s accreditation status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is 1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the University’s decennial review, or 3) to file a complaint against the University for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. It indicates that normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office.


The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Initial Accreditation 1958
Last Accreditation Review October 2013
Next Accreditation Review Spring 2020


The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Initial Accreditation December 1996
Last Accreditation Review December 2011
Next Accreditation Review Academic year 2018/2019


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Initial Accreditation April 2002
Last Accreditation Review June 2014
Next Accreditation Review June 2024


CCNE (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education)
One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791.
Initial Accreditation 2005
Next Accreditation Review 2020


Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600, ext. 5400
Candidacy for Accreditation 2011
Next Accreditation Review 2015


CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
2201 Double Creek Dr.
Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: (512) 733-9700
Fax: (512) 733-9701
Initial Accreditation 2011
Next Accreditation Review 2015


CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) 
1001 North Fairfax Street
Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Initial Accreditation 2014
Next Accreditation Review March 2022