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Accreditation Statement

Document Number: STUD--102 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 10/30/2014
Primary Author: President Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/07/2011

General Description

Accreditation statement edited November 22, 2011 and again on April 11, 2014.


This document provides information about all agencies that accredit Cumberland University.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

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Accreditation statement

Cumberland University is chartered by the State of Tennessee and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, the baccalaureate and the 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 Cumberland University.


· The School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts at Cumberland University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and/or advanced educator preparation programs at the University.

· The Tennessee State Department of education has approved Cumberland University to offer certain programs for specific teacher licenses. For a list of approved teacher licensure programs at Cumberland University, please visit the Department of Education website: (

· The baccalaureate program at Cumberland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW< Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036:  202-887-6791. (

· The baccalaureate program in nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30326; 404-975-5000.

· The baccalaureate program in nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (665 Mainstream Dr, Metro Center, Nashville, TN 37243; 615-532-5166.

· The Athletic Training Program (AT Program) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

· The Labry School of Science, Technology & Business is unconditionally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) in both its undergraduate and graduate programs.

· Cumberland University is authorized to offer professional continuing education for accountants by the Board of Accountancy of the State of Tennessee.


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