Accreditation and Memberships
Limestone is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award 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 Limestone College. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Limestone College.
The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Limestone also meets the certification standards required by the South Carolina State Department of Education for teacher certification and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). The Business Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The College holds membership in the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU), the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (SCACE), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Conference Carolinas, and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC).
Limestone College’s MBA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldridge model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement. ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement. In conjunction with ACBSP, the Limestone College MBA Program is continually looking to improve our programs.
The RN-BSN program at Limestone College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) located at 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 877-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.