Accreditation and Memberships

Berea College is accredited in its awarding of baccalaureate degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097; phone (404) 679-4500;  The College is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the preparation of nurses.  The College’s Nursing program is currently on conditional status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing. In addition, the College is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the preparation of elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers with the bachelor’s degree as the highest degree approved. Berea College is also accredited by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky.  Berea College is an institutional member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Work Colleges Consortium, the Southern University Conference, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE). Alumnae are eligible for membership in the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

For a complete list, refer to Institutional Memberships in the College’s web-based Fact Book.