The process of accreditation ensures that institutions meet standards established by the higher education community and address student needs.
University of Lynchburg is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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 the University of Lynchburg.
All other inquiries about the University should be directed to University of Lynchburg, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501-3113 or 434.544.8100, not the Commission.
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:
Dr. Deborah Driscoll, VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Contact Dr. Driscoll 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 FL, 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:
Athletic Training Program
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731-3184
The last undergraduate athletic training class will graduate in May of 2019; the institution now provides a Master of Science in Athletic Training.
College of Business
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kans. 66213
ACBSP accredited programs in the College of Business: 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)
as an Exercise Science Program.
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, Fla. 33763
Undergraduate and Graduate Music Programs
University of Lynchburg 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
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 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001; telephone: 202.887.6791.
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), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: ; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 434.706.3245 or email .
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 150
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097