Accreditation and Memberships

Spalding University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associateís, bachelorís, masterís, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Spalding University.

Spalding University is the first private institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to hold membership in the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.

The undergraduate program in nursing, which was the first baccalaureate program for nurses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the graduate program in nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The baccalaureate program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education programs in nursing.

The combined baccalaureate/master's program in occupational therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

All programs leading to certification in the College of Education are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB).

The undergraduate and graduate social work programs are accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

The doctoral program in psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

All undergraduate programs in the School of Business are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The University is accredited by, designated as a project of, or is a member of the following agencies and organizations:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Association for Counseling and Development
American Association for Higher Education
American Council on Education
American Library Association
American Psychological Association
American Society of Law and Medicine
Associated Writing Programs
Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Directors
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
Association for Counseling and Development
Association of Governing Boards
Association of Graduate Schools in Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Association for Institutional Research
Association of Library and Information Science Education
Association for Psychological Type
Association of Psychology Internship Centers
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
Better Business Bureau
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Campus Catholic Ministry
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
College and University Personnel Association
College Entrance Examination Board
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Council for Exceptional Children
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Schools
Council of Independent Colleges & Universities
Council of Independent Kentucky College and University Business Officers
Council of Social Work Education
Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs
Council on Social Work Education
English Speaking Union
Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce
Kentuckiana Metroversity
Kentucky Academy of Science
Kentucky Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs
Kentucky Association of College Admissions Counselors
Kentucky Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Kentucky Association for Institutional Research
Kentucky College and University Personnel Association
Kentucky Education Association
Kentucky Independent College Fund
Kentucky Library Network
Kentucky Writers' Coalition, Inc.
Library and Information Technology Association
Louisville Central Area
Louisville Personnel Association
National Academic Advising Association
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Catholic Education Association
National Communication Association
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
National League for Nursing
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Southern Association of College and University Business Officers
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers
Southern College Placement Association
Southern States Communication Association


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