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Accreditation: The Hallmark of Quality

Accreditation assures students, faculty, and our partners that our programs and degrees meet the high standards of a recognized agency.

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Bluefield University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Bluefield University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


Specialized Accreditations

Our Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare compassionate, caring, and qualified teachers who are reflective practitioners, has earned Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from 10/24/2016 to 12/31/2023. This accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP (Educational Preparation Program) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. This accreditation certifies the Bluefield University Teacher Education Program has provided evidence our program adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.

The School of Nursing’s RN-to-BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a period of 10 years, from April 2018 until December 2028. The traditional nursing program, master’s degree in nursing program, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Bluefield University are accredited by CCNE. CCNE is recognized by the Department of Education and is a specialized professional accrediting agency.

Bluefield University has been approved for veteran compensation.

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