Accreditation and Memberships
Berea College is accredited in its awarding of baccalaureate degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA 30033-4097; phone (404) 679-4500; www.sacs.org. The College also is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the preparation of nurses. Please note that the College's Nursing program is on probationary status with the Kentucky Board of Nursing for the 2013-14 academic year. In addition, the College is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the preparation of elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers with the bachelor’s degree as the highest degree approved. Berea College is also accredited by the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky. Berea College is an institutional member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Work Colleges Consortium, the Southern University Conference, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE). Alumnae are eligible for membership in the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
For a complete list, refer to Institutional Memberships in the College’s web-based Fact Book.