Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral 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 Trevecca Nazarene University.

Normal inquiries about Trevecca Nazarene University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to the University and not to the Office of the Commission on Colleges. Interested constituents should contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges only if there is significant evidence that appears to support non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

The School of Education at Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at the main campus site. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. The program was initially accredited by NCATE in 2009 and was last reaffirmed by NCATE in 2016. The teaching majors offered in collaboration with other University departments are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and are part of the NCATE unit accreditation.

Trevecca is a member of the Belmont University Partners in Nursing Consortium. Belmont’s Nursing Program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

All of the School of Music and Worship degrees and programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools and Music (NASM). The university was initially accredited by NASM in 1976 and was last reaffirmed in 2013.

The baccalaureate Social Work Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE) in 2014 and is scheduled for its first reaffirmation in 2018.

The Graduate Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). The program was initially accredited by ARC-PA in 1978 and was last reaffirmed in 2013 and is scheduled for the next reaffirmation in 2023.

The master’s and doctoral level Graduate Counseling Programs were first accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Educational Programs (CACREP) in July 2015 and are scheduled for a review in July 2017.

Accreditation documents are on file in the Office of Academic Affairs and may be reviewed upon request. 

Trevecca is a member of the:

  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Tennessee College Association
  • Tennessee Independent College and University Association
  • Mid-South Educational Research Association.