Regional accreditation is the primary type of institutional accreditation in the United States. Some institutions with online programs hold national accreditation rather than regional accreditation because they are unwilling or unable to meet the rigorous standards of regional accreditation. Many educational institutions holding regional accreditation do not recognize credits or degrees earned at institutions that are nationally accredited. This is an important distinction if you plan on transferring credits from one college or university to another during your degree program, or if you plan to pursue advanced degrees at other colleges or universities.
Adventist University of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Certificates, Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Adventist University of Health Sciences. Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institutions significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
The nursing program is accredited in accordance with the standards as set forth by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Accreditation may be verified by contacting ACEN 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Accrediting Association of Seventh-Day Adventists Schools, Colleges, and Universities
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
The State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities Department of Education
Tallahassee, Florida 32399