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University Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission

Spalding University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at, for questions about the accreditation of Spalding University.

KY Council for Postsecondary Education

Spalding University is licensed to operate as an independent institution in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE). To file a complaint against an institution licensed by CPE, please submit your complaint in writing to Sarah Levy, Director of Postsecondary Licensing, Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, KY 40601

Program Accreditations & Outcomes

Athletic Training

Spalding University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program s accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on Probation as of February 1, 2019, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.


The School of Business at Spalding University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

School of Business IACBE membership status (PDF)

Public Disclosure of Student Achievement 2018-2019 (PDF)

The College of Education at Spalding University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is currently seeking national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and is approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). This accreditation covers all programs leading to certification at Spalding University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure or other purposes.

Education Preparation Provider Data

The School of Education at Spalding University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on December 2-4, 2018. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the site team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to:

The Baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing at Spalding University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791
Occupational therapy
Spalding University’s OTD program has received supplemental licensure from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and has obtained Candidacy Status from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).  The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (telephone: 301-652-2682; is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814-3449.
The Doctor of Psychology program in Clinical Psychology was first accredited by the American Psychological Association in 1989 and has continually maintained its APA accreditation to this date. For further information about the accreditation status of this or any other psychology doctoral program, please contact: APA Office of Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242,  202-336-5979.
Social Work
The undergraduate and graduate social work programs at Spalding University are accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-683-8080.

Social work outcomes

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