Newberry College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s 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 Newberry College. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

Newberry College holds current accreditation from these accrediting bodies: the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor’s degrees; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) to award a bachelor of science in nursing; National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel. Other NCATE-related accrediting bodies by which Newberry College is accredited include the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Teacher of English (NCTE), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE).

Accreditation compliance reports and letters of notification of accreditation status are on file in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

[Newberry College is also a member of the Council of Independent Colleges; the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America; the South Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities; the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities; and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division II).]

For further information on the accreditation of Newberry College, please contact the Accreditation Liaison at



Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The Teacher Education Program at Newberry College is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) September 18 – 20, 2011.

Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting 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 institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written comments to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachussetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: