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University Accreditation

Lipscomb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Lipscomb 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 (

Lipscomb University was reaffirmed in 2017 and found to be in compliance with all 85 standards.

Academic Accreditations and Memberships

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Chemistry—American Chemical Society (ACS)
Sociology and Social Work—Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling—Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Marriage and Family Therapy—Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Science—Approved Center of Play Therapy Education through Association for Play Therapy

Bible and Ministry

Hazelip School of Theology—Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Computing and Technology

Computer Science—Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Tennessee State Board of Education (TNSBE)


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Entertainment and the Arts

Music—National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Pharmacy—Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Nutrition—Didactic Program and Internship in Dietetics
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Nursing—Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Physician Assistant Studies (provisional)—Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

Student Achievement Report 

Student Achievement Report 2022 (PDF)