Institutional Accreditation

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 (www.sacscoc.org).

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

Institutional Memberships

  • 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

Colleges and Schools

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Member: Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • Honor Society Chapter: Phi Beta Kappa

Hankamer School of Business

  • Accredited for accounting and business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Honor Society: Beta Gamma Sigma

School of Education

  • Approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)
  • Member: The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Honor Society: Kappa Delta Pi

School of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Accredited for the BSCS in Computer Science by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - Computing Accreditation Commission (ABET-CAC)
  • Accredited for the BSE in Engineering, the BSECE in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the BSME in Mechanical Engineering by the  Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - Engineering Accreditation Commission (ABET-EAC)

Graduate School

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

Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

  • Member: Society for Public Health Education-American Association for Health Education (SOPHE)

School of Law

  • Accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member: The Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

School of Music

  • Accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Member: The Texas Association of Music Schools (TSHA)
  • Honor Society Chapter: Pi Kappa Lambda

Louise Herrington School of Nursing

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 
  • Approved by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners (BON)
  • Member: The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing (CCEN)
  • Member: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Diana R. Garland School of Social Work

  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

George W. Truett Theological Seminary

  • Accredited by The Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Departments and Programs

  • American Studies: Member, The American Studies Association (ASA) and The American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
  • Art & Art History: Member, Texas Association of Schools of Art (TASA), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG), Museum Association of Waco, National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA), and Texas Association of Museums (TAM)
  • Athletic Training: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Aviation Sciences: Member, The University Aviation Association (UAA)
  • Chemistry: Approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA-ASHA)
  • Community Health: Approved by the Society for Public Health Education and American Association for Health Education Baccalaureate Program Approval Committee (SABPAC)
  • English: Member, Modern Language Association (MLA), The English Institute, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), and Friends of Cambridge University Library
  • Environmental Health Science: Member, Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP); Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science accredited by The National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
  • Health Care Administration graduate program: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Interior Design: Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
  • Journalism, Public Relations and New Media: Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
  • Mathematics: Member, American Mathematical Society (AMS), Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
  • Modern Languages and Cultures: Member, Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL), Modern Language Association (MLA), and South Central Modern Language Association.
  • Nurse Anesthesia graduate program: Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA-CRNA)
  • Nurse Midwifery graduate program: Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
  • Nutrition Sciences: Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Occupational Therapy graduate program: Candidate for accreditation with the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Political Science: Member, American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Physical Therapy graduate program: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Physical Therapy D.Sc. in Sports Medicine: Accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE)
  • Physical Therapy D.Sc. in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (ACOMPTE)
  • Psychology: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology: Accredited by American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Public Health:  Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Religion: Member, Baptist History and Heritage; Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) and Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
  • Theatre Arts: Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)