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Accreditation

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.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lenoir-Rhyne University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University.


Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.
It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

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
ACOTE; 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

LR’s School for Occupational Therapy in Hickory is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The program in Columbia is currently under candidacy review, and must achieve accreditation in order to qualify its graduates to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination. This process is expected to be completed prior to graduation of the first cohort.

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






Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program
Initial Accreditation: 2005
Next Accreditation Review: 2020
Master’s Nursing Degree Program
Initial Accreditation: 2014
Next Accreditation Review: 2019

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800.877.1600 ext. 5400

Initial Accreditation: 2016
Next Accreditation Review: 2023

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: 2025

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



The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts Religion, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Sacred Theology.



The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA
Telephone: 412.788.6505
Fax: 412.788.6510

Initial accreditation: 1944
Last Accreditation review: 2013
Next Accreditation review: 2020