Accreditations and Memberships

Baylor University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Baylor University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404)679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

In addition, the University and its schools and departments are accredited by, and/or hold membership in, the following organizations:


  • The Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
  • The Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • The American Council on Education
  • The Southern University Conference
  • The American Council of Learned Societies
  • The Texas Council of Church-Related Colleges
  • The Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools
  • The Lilly Fellows National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities
  • The American Association of University Women
  • The American Society of Allied Health Professions

The Graduate School

  • The Council of Graduate Schools
  • The Association of Texas Graduate Schools
  • The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
  • The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools

Colleges and Schools

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Hankamer School of Business

  • AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

School of Education

  • The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Program Accreditation by the State Board for Educator Certification
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

School of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Computer Science: The B.S.C.S. degree is accredited by the Computing Accrediting Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation
  • Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Commission on Accreditation of AT Education
  • American Kinesiology Association
  • National Academy of Kinesiology
  • Physical Therapy: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association

School of Law

  • The Association of American Law Schools
  • Accredited by the American Bar Association

School of Music

  • The National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Texas Association of Music Schools
  • Pi Kappa Lambda

Louise Herrington School of Nursing

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners
  • The Southern Regional Educational Board, Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing
  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
  • The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Diana R. Garland School of Social Work

  • Council on Social Work Education

George W. Truett Theological Seminary

  • The Association of Theological Schools

Departments and Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Studies: Member, The American Studies Association and The American Studies Association of Texas
  • Athletic Training: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Aviation Sciences: Member, The University Aviation Association
  • Chemistry: Approved by the American Chemical Society
  • Child and Family Studies accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Community Health: SABPAC (SOPHE-AAHE Baccalaureate Program Approval Committee)
  • Environmental Health Science: Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science is accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
  • Interior Design: Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Journalism, Public Relations and New Media: Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
  • Modern Languages and Cultures: Member, Association of Departments of Foreign Languages; Modern Language Association and South Central Modern Language Association
  • Nutrition Sciences: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Political Science: American Political Science Association
  • Psychology, Clinical Psychology (Psy.D. Degree): Accredited by American Psychological Association
  • Religion: Baptist History and Heritage; Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium; Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
  • Theater Arts: National Association of Schools of Theater

Graduate School

  • Health Administration:  Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)