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Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Accreditation


Accreditation

Lenoir-Rhyne University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Lenoir-Rhyne University 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 (www.sacscoc.org).

Initial Accreditation: 1928
Last Accreditation Review: 2018
Next Accreditation Review: 2028

Purpose of Accreditation Status Publication:

The purpose of publishing Lenoir-Rhyne University’s accreditation status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is 1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the University’s decennial review, or 3) to file a complaint against the University for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. It indicates that normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office.

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

The Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Human Services, and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree programs offered through Lenoir-Rhyne’s Center for Graduate Studies in Columbia, SC are licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia SC 29201, Telephone (803) 737-2260, www.che.sc.gov. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation

173 Milkweed Drive
Lake Frederick, VA 22630

Initial Accreditation: 1958 (NCATE)
Last Accreditation Review: November 2022
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2029

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

ACOTE; c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

Initial Accreditation: December 1996
Last Accreditation Review: December 2018
Next Accreditation Review Academic Year: 2025/2026

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213

Initial Accreditation: April 2002
Last Accreditation Review: June 2013
Next Accreditation Review: June 2023

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

655 K Street NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program
Initial Accreditation: 2005
Next Accreditation Review: 2029

Master’s Nursing Degree Program
Initial Accreditation: 2014
Next Accreditation Review: 2029

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree ProgramAmerican Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Initial Accreditation: 2019
Next Accreditation: 2024

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800.877.1600 ext. 5400

Initial Accreditation: 2016
Next Accreditation Review: 2023

CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)

2201 Double Creek Dr.
Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512.733.9700
Fax: 512.733.9701

Initial Accreditation: 2011
Next Accreditation Review: 2025

CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)

500 Montgomery Street
Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314

Initial Accreditation: 2014
Next Accreditation Review: March 2031

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts Religion, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Sacred Theology.

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada:

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA
Telephone: 412.788.6505
Fax: 412.788.6510

Initial Accreditation: 1944
Last Accreditation Review: 2020
Next Accreditation Review: 2030

Council on Education for Public Health

1010 Wayne Avenue Suite 220
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Telephone: 202.789.1050
Fax: 202.789.1895

Initial Accreditation: 2017
Next Accreditation Review: 2022