The process of accreditation ensures that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community and address student needs.
The University of Lynchburg is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Lynchburg 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.
All other inquiries about the University should be directed to University of Lynchburg, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501-3113 or 434.544.8100.
Key SACSCOC Accreditation Dates for University of Lynchburg
- University of Lynchburg received initial accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1927.
- In December 2009, SACSCOC expanded University of Lynchburg’s accreditation to include degrees at the doctoral level.
- The next 10-year reaffirmation is scheduled for 2024.
Accreditation Liaison to SACSCOC:
Christy Cole, Vice President for University Data, Analytics, and Effectiveness
Contact Christy to review documents that describe accreditation and approvals for the University and its programs.
Commonwealth of Virginia
University of Lynchburg is authorized to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th floor, James Monroe Bldg., Richmond, VA 23219 or telephone 804.225.2600.
Program Approvals and Accreditations
Individual programs of University of Lynchburg are also approved by the following organizations:
Undergraduate Nursing Program
Approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing
9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463
Accreditation: The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at University of Lynchburg are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
655 K St. NW., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001
Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Lynchburg is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 434.544.8885 or email email@example.com.
Educator Licensure Programs
Accredited by the Virginia Board of Education
P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218
Master of PA Medicine (MPAM)
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of Lynchburg Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of Lynchburg. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097