One of the hallmarks of excellence for higher education institutions is accreditation. To achieve accreditation by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, colleges and universities must meet strict quality standards in areas such as academic degree programs, faculty, fulfillment of institutional mission, student services and technology. Studying at an accredited institution, such as Southern Wesleyan University, ensures that course credits and degrees that you earn here will be accepted by other accredited colleges and universities.
Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, master's, 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 Southern Wesleyan University. http://www.sacscoc.org/
Individual Program Accreditation
In addition to regional accreditation, individual programs at SWU are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized professional and accrediting agencies:
Benson School of Business
SWU is a candidate for accreditation with The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation is for business degree programs offered through the School of Business.
School of Education
Education programs are approved by the South Carolina State Board of Education using the Standards of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).
The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Division of Fine Arts
Fine Arts programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for demonstrating excellence in their academic programs.
RN to BSN Nursing Program
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Southern Wesleyan University is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 8876791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Southern Wesleyan also holds educational memberships in organizations, including:
- Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
- South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU)