Accreditation

Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters 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.

For specific accreditation statements and statuses, please read below under the section for each college or school.

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. As membership in SOC may change, please consult with the SOC/POC, Beth Rubin, Dean, Adult & Online Education.

The Divinity School is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). The following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry. 

The commission’s contact information is:

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Phone: (412) 788-6505
Fax: (412) 788-6510
www.ats.edu

The Professional Education Department offers a Bachelor of Science in birth to kindergarten education, educational studies, elementary education, middle grades education, special education, and psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work. The School also offers a Master of School Administration, and M.Ed. in education and interdisciplinary studies. In addition the School offers the professional education component for undergraduate teacher licensure in biology, English, mathematics, music, health and physical education, social studies, Spanish, and Visual Arts. In May, 2017, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited the professional education programs in the School of Education for seven years through 2024. 

In addition, the Professional Education Department receives a North Carolina Educator Preparation Program (EPP) report card annually. These may be found at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/epp/report-cards/.

The Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), website: https://www.cswe.org/Accreditation.aspx

The Master’s level counseling programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling are both accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Campbell University established its nationally acclaimed College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 1986. It 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 cumulative 98 percent first-time passage rate on the national pharmacy board exams. In addition to the pharmacy program, the College offers a bachelor of science in nursing, 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 as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664- 3575; FAX 866/228-2631, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Campbell University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2024. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The Campbell University Master of Science in Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (www.ceph.org).

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Campbell University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (910) 893-1720.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Campbell University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The NC Board of Nursing (NCBON) ratified Campbell’s Full Approval status at a Board meeting on May 25, 2018.

 

Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,500 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh.

The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

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 accounting, business administration, economics, finance, health care management, international business, marketing, PGA golf management, and trust management. The School of Business also offers two graduate programs leading to the Master of Business Administration and Master of Trust and Wealth Management degrees.

The undergraduate and graduate business programs offered by the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & 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, Raleigh, and online. Note: The BBA in Finance is a new major in the School of Business, approved in 2015. Consistent with ACBSP guidelines, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business will apply for this major in 2018.

PGA Golf Management Program

The business school’s PGA Golf Management program is accredited by the PGA of America.

Trust & Wealth Management Program

Campbell University has the distinction of being registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Graduates of the Trust and Wealth Management Program are eligible to sit for the national CFP® Certification Examinations and earn this most prestigious of all certifications.

[Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and federally registered CFP in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.]

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 Program (ATP) engages students in both formal instruction and clinical application providing hands-on experience in a broad range of practice settings.

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM), located in Buies Creek, Lillington, NC, was granted Accreditation status in April 2017 by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Accreditation status is the highest level of accreditation awarded, and confers all rights and privileges of accreditation. Accreditation status is reviewed within a seven-year survey cycle of self-study and comprehensive on-site evaluation. 

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.

Campbell University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) website: www.acgme.org.