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 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.

Normal inquiries about Trevecca Nazarene University, such as admissions, 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 continued accreditation is at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels, and signifies that the education preparation provider (EPP) and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. 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. The next accreditation visit - using Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards - is scheduled for Fall 2022.

Trevecca Nazarene University is partnered with Belmont University in a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The Belmont University/Trevecca Nazarene University Consortium is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Consortium is also a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

All degrees in the Departments of Music and Worship 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 is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE). The program was initially accredited in 2014 and was re-affirmed in 2018. The next accreditation visit is scheduled in October of 2026.

The Graduate Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and has a current accreditation status of Continued. The program was initially accredited by ARC-PA in 1978, was last validated in 2013 and is scheduled for the next validation review in 2023.

The master’s and doctoral level Graduate Counseling Programs were first accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in July 2015 and will next be reviewed in 2023.

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
  • Christian Adult Higher Education Association
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Mid-South Educational Research Association
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Tennessee College Association
  • Tennessee Independent College and University Association