Apr 18, 2021  

Accreditations & Memberships

Accreditations & Approvals

All university programs

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago IL 60604-1411
Phone: (312) 263-0456 or 800 621-7440

  • Bachelor’s degrees - granted 1939
  • Master’s degrees - granted 1968
  • Doctoral degrees - granted 1979

A number of Andrews’ degree programs are offered at off-campus locations.  For more information, click here.


Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc.
Education Department
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring MD 20904

Counseling & Testing Center

International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS)
101 S. Whiting Street, Suite 211,
Alexandria, VA 22304

Department of Aviation

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
800 Independence Ave SW
Washington DC 20591

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Chemistry

American Chemical Society (ACS)
1155 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Department of Engineering & Computer Science

Computing program (BS) accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Engineering program (BSE) accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Department of Music: Graduate & Undergraduate degrees

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston VA 20190

Social Work program, Department of Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1600 Duke Street, Suite 300
Alexandria VA 22314-3421

School of Architecture & Interior Design

Architecture program

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20006

School of Business Administration

Andrews University has received accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Majors in:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

School of Distance Education & International Partnerships

Griggs University is in the final stages of merging into Andrews University, and is operated by the School of Distance Education & International Partnerships.  Griggs University is also accredited by:

Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc.
Education Department
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring MD 20904

School of Education

Educator preparation programs from main campus

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
NOTE: NCATE has merged with TEAC, another accrediting body, to become CAEP (see below), which now manages all accreditation processes. The School of Education’s NCATE accreditation is valid through 2018.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street. N.W., Suite 400
Washington DC 20036
(202) 223-0077

Specialized Professional Associations (under NCATE/CAEP):

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
    Judith L. Shrum
    Tel: (540) 320-0499
    In process
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
    Banhi Bhattacharya
    Tel: (202) 372-9986 x13
    In process
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
    Deborah Ziegler
    Tel: (703) 264-9406
    In process
  • Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
    Honor E. Fede
    Tel: (703) 518-6256
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
    Enedina García Vázquez
    Tel: (575) 646-9601
  • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
    Brandie Benton
    Tel: (870) 230-5203
    Recognized with conditions
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
    Paul L. Yoder
    Tel: (660) 785-4502
    In process
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    1906 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 20191-1502
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
    11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
    Reston VA 20190
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
    William R. Veal
    Tel: (843) 953-8045
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    Diane Staehr Fenner
    Tel: (703) 282-7393
    In process ​

North American Division Office of Education
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600

Michigan Department of Education
PO Box 30008
Lansing MI 48909

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Programs,
Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
1001 N Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria VA 22314

School Psychology program, Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814

School of Health Professions

Program for Medical Laboratory Sciences

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont IL 60018-5719
Phone: 773-714-8880
Fax: 773-714-8886

Baccalaureate programs: Department of Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850
Atlanta GA 30326

Doctor of Physical Therapy program: Department of Physical Therapy

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 N Fairfax Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Didactic program in Dietetics, and Dietetic Internship program, 
Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago IL 60606-6995

Master in Public Health in Nutrition & Wellness, 
Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(202) 789-1050
Fax: (202) 789-1895

Master of Science: Speech-Language Pathology program, 
Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

The Association of Theological Schools, The Commision on Accrediting (ATS)
The Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110


Andrews University holds membership in the following organizations:

Adventist Association of Colleges & Universities (AACU)
Adventist Digital Education Consortium (ADEC)
Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE)
Adventist Professional’s Network (APN)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American College Health Association (ACHA)
American Council on Education (ACE)
American Horticultural Society (AHS)
American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
Associates for Biblical Research (ABR)
Association of Boards in Theological Education (In Trust)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
Association of Governing Boards (AGB)
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE)
Chicago Area Theological Library Association (CATLA)
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce (cornerstonechamber.com)
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium (HTIC)
Historical Society of Michigan
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)
Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS)
Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters (MASAL)
Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO)
Michigan Campus Compact (MCC)
Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA)
Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)
Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU)
Michigan Library Association (MLA)
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
Music Library Association (MLA)
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
National Business Education Association (NBEA)
National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS)
National Rural Education Association (NREA)
Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS)
North American Division College and University Business Officers (NADCUBO)
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
Quality Matters, Michigan Consortium
Sloan Consortium
Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative (SWMLC)
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Thoreau Society
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Upper Midwest Regional Honors Council (UMRHC)
Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF)

National Honor Societies

(University-wide affiliation)

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Interdisciplinary)

Honor Societies

(Departmental/School affiliations)

Alpha Mu Gamma—International Languages
Beta, Beta, Beta—Biology
Delta Mu Delta—Business
Financial Management Association National Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta—Communication
Omicron Delta Epsilon—Economics (inactive)
Phi Alpha—Social Work
Phi Alpha Theta—History
Phi Delta Kappa—Education: International (inactive)
Pi Lambda Theta—Education
Pi Mu Epsilon—Mathematics
Pi Sigma Alpha—Political Science
Psi Chi—Behavioral Sciences
Sigma Pi Sigma—Physics
Sigma Tau Delta—English
Sigma Theta Tau—Nursing
Tau Sigma Delta—Architecture
Theta Alpha Kappa—Religion