The process of accreditation ensures that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community and address student needs.
Lynchburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.
People with questions about the accreditation of Lynchburg College can contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or 404.679.4500, or by going to www.sacscoc.org.
All other inquiries about the College should be directed to Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3133 or 434.544.8100, not the Commission.
Lynchburg College received initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1927.
SACS Accreditation Updates
- In December 2009, SACSCOC expanded Lynchburg College's accreditation to include degrees at the doctoral level
- The next regular ten-year reaffirmation is scheduled for 2014
Accreditation Liaison to the Commission on Colleges:
Dr. Deborah Driscoll, VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Program Approvals and Accreditations
Individual programs of Lynchburg College are also approved by the following organizations:
Athletic Training Program
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, Tex. 78664
School of Business and Economics
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kans. 66213
Graduate Counseling Programs
Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, Va. 22314
Exercise Physiology Program
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Fla. 33756
Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Va. 23233-1463
The baccalaureate of science and master's of science in nursing at Lynchburg College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Effective April 24, 2013: The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Lynchburg College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703.684.2782; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information related to CAPTE can be found at the American Physical Therapy Association’s website, www.apta.org.
Sport Management Program
Approved by the North American Society for Sport Management
135 Winterwood Drive, Butler, Pa. 16001
Teacher Education Program
Approved by the Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Va. 23218