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 University. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Limestone University. Questions about the accreditation of Limestone University may be directed in writing to the Southern Associate of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097 or by calling (404) 679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
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 University 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 University’s MBA Program and B.S. in Business Administration programs are 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 MBA Program is continually looking to improve our programs.
The RN-BSN program at Limestone 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.
Limestone University’s MSW program is under review for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Its members include over 800 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories. Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work.