Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctorate 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 Campbell University. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the University’s significant non-compliance with an accreditation requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Campbell University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the appropriate office of the University and not to the Commission’s office.
Campbell‘s Professional Education programs are also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education, the Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PAC); the School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA); and the Divinity School by The Association of Theological Schools (ATS). We also have accreditations in the following areas: Professional Golf Management Program is accredited by the Professional Golf Association of America; the Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); and the Business School is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Campbell University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. SOC, established in 1972, consists of national higher education associations and approximately 1,900 institutional members. SOC Consortium institutional members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to military students including those on active duty, Coast Guard personnel, reservists, members of the National Guard, family members, civilian employees of the Department of Defense, and veterans of all Services. As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures servicemembers and their family members share in appropriately accredited postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Flexibility of programs and procedures particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of military students and their family members to higher education programs.
Having opened in 1996, Campbell University Divinity School has more than 215 students seeking degrees in Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry programs. The school has 475 graduates serving literally around the world. They are pastors, missionaries, chaplains, ministers of music, ministers of youth and children, ministers of education, and serve in a variety of other ministries. The Divinity School is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
School of Education
The School of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, middle grades education, family studies, and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work. The School also offers a Master of School Administration, Master of Arts in community counseling, Master of Education (M.Ed.) in school counseling, and M.Ed. in education. In addition, the School offers the professional education component for undergraduate teacher licensure in biology, English, French, family and consumer sciences, mathematics, music, physical education, social studies, and Spanish.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has accredited the School of Education.
The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education.
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Campbell University established its nationally acclaimed College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 1986, which was the first new pharmacy program founded in the United States in more than 35 years. Since its inception, doctor of pharmacy graduates have maintained a 98 percent passage rate on the national pharmacy board exams. In addition to the pharmacy program, the College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences, a master’s degree in public health, and a professional degree in physician assistant practice. Classes for a new doctor of physical therapy degree will start in 2014.
The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted provisional accreditation to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Campbell University.
Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status. The granting of provisional accreditation indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Provisional Accreditation does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. Provisional status is limited to no more than three years for any program.
The date for the next comprehensive review of the program by the ARC-PA will be scheduled to occur no earlier than four months after students have entered the clinical phase of the professional program and no later than 6 months after graduation of the first class.
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Founded in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law has an enrollment of over 300 students and enjoys a heritage derived from three distinct traditions—the noble tradition of the legal profession, the Christian tradition, and the finer traditions of the rural South, such as friendliness and self-reliance. It seeks to educate lawyers who are prepared to serve their communities with legal skills and ethical and intellectual leadership.
The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association.
Lundy-Fetterman School of Business
Developed from Campbell’s first Department of Business, established in 1893, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business was formally established in 1983. It offers undergraduate degrees in business administration, accounting, trust management, computer information systems, economics, international business, and golf management, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree. Reporting an enrollment of approximately 750 students, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business is one of only 11 schools in the nation to have a golf management program approved by the PGA.
The undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
ACBSP is a global business accreditation organization that provides specialized accreditation for business degree programs. The accreditation applies to the business programs offered on the main campus and at the extended campus locations at Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, the RTP Campus and the Law School in Raleigh.
Many of the criteria used in the evaluation process are related to the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program continuous improvement processes. Campbell's programs were evaluated on Leadership, Strategic Planning, Student and Stakeholders Focus, Student Learning and Performance, Faculty and Staff, and Educational Business Process Management. The educational quality of Campbell's business programs was determined by a variety of inputs in the educational process, the educational activities related to the teaching/learning process and the outcomes of these processes.
The business school's Professional Golf Management program is accredited by the Professional Golfers Association.
College of Arts and Sciences
The Athletic Training program, within the Exercise Science department in the College of Arts and Sciences, prepares students to complete the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) engages students in both formal instruction and clinical application providing hands-on experience in a broad range of practice settings.
School of Osteopathic Medicine
At its April 21-22, 2012 meeting, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) reviewed the initial awarding of Provisional Accreditation to the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. The action of the COCA was as follows:
- From July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017, the accreditation status of the CUSOM shall be Provisional Accreditation, subject to reduction in status or advancement to Accreditation in 2017 as the COCA may determine.
Provisional Accreditation is the highest level of accreditation a new medical school can achieve until the year of graduation of the inaugural class. For more information on COCA Accreditation Standards, CLICK HERE.
The School of Osteopathic Medicine matriculated its first class on August 5, 2013. Campbell University’s medical school will eventually graduate more than 150 physicians each year, many of whom will practice in rural and underserved regions of the state. Students spend their first two years training in the new medical school at Campbell University’s Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, a state-of-the-art 96,500-square-foot facility on Highway 421 completed in May 2013. Students continue their clinical training in their third and fourth years at regional medical facilities across the state.