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Belmont University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Belmont’s history of accreditation with SACSCOC began in 1959 and was most recently affirmed in 2011 for accreditation through 2021.


SACSCOC, a regional accrediting commission, is a voluntary association of degree-granting institutions in the southeastern region of the United States. SACSCOC requries that accredited members comply with standards in the areas of:       

  • mission
  • institutional effectiveness and student learning
  • governance
  • curriculum and educational programs
  • faculty
  • academic and student support
  • financial and physical resources.

In addition to University accreditation through SACSCOC many of Belmont’s academic programs are accredited by professional accrediting bodies. 

Belmont University Programs

College of Arts and Sciences               
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education               
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education               
American Montessori Society 

College of Business Administration           
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business            
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

College of Entertainment and Music Business           
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology           
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

College of Health Sciences and Nursing           
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education           
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education           
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education           
Council on Social Work Education

College of Law           
American Bar Association (provisional accreditation)           
Tennessee Board of Law Examiners 

College of Pharmacy           
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

College of Visual and Performing Arts           
National Association of Schools of Art and Design           
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theatre