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. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404.679.4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Lynchburg College.
All other inquiries about the College should be directed to Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113 or 434.544.8100, not the Commission.
Key SACSCOC Accreditation Dates for Lynchburg College
- Lynchburg College received initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1927.
- In December 2009, SACSCOC expanded Lynchburg College’s accreditation to include degrees at the doctoral level.
- The next 10-year reaffirmation is scheduled for 2024.
Accreditation Liaison to the Commission on Colleges:
Dr. Deborah Driscoll, VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Commonwealth of Virginia
Lynchburg College is authorized to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th FL, James Monroe Bldg., Richmond, VA 23219 or telephone 804.225.2600.
Program Approvals and Accreditations
Individual programs of Lynchburg College are also approved by the following organizations:
Undergraduate Athletic Training Program
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731-3184
Lynchburg College is currently seeking CAATE accreditation for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.
School of Business and Economics
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kans. 66213
School of Business and Economics programs: Accounting, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, and the Master of Business Administration.
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)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Fla. 33763
Undergraduate and Graduate Music Programs
Lynchburg College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Va. 20190
Undergraduate Nursing Program
Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Va. 23233-1463
The bachelor of science and master of science degree in nursing at Lynchburg College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 463-6930.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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: ; website, www.apta.org.
Educator Licensure Programs
Accredited by the Virginia Board of Education
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Va. 23218
Master of Physician Assistant Medicine (MPAM)
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lynchburg College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Lynchburg College.
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.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 150
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
The program offering is contingent upon the approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).