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Accreditations

Bethel University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1959. This "regional accreditation", recognized by the United States Department of Education, demonstrates that the university meets quality educational standards.

Many programs of the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Adult & Professional Studies, the Graduate School, and Bethel Seminary are accredited or approved through discipline-specific organizations that are national in scope. Programs in nursing and education are approved through professional boards within Minnesota. The university is registered to operate within the State of Minnesota, and seminary programs are registered to operate in states where they are physically located.

The university also has established partnerships with Christian colleges and universities through the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

The Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
312.263.0456

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.339.9356

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
512.733.9700

The Commission on Accredi­tation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.210.2350

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036
202.887.6791

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Georgia, 30097
770.476.1224

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240.485.1800

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.683.8080

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
202.223.0077

Bethel Seminary

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
412.788.6505

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
112 S. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
760.838.9808

Seminary registration and program approvals:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of California
  • State of New York
  • State of Maryland

Learn more about Bethel Seminary accreditation.

Program Approvals

  • Minnesota Board of Teaching
  • Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • American Chemical Society
  • Minnesota Board of School Administrators

Memberships

  • Christian College Consortium
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Upper Midwest Association for Intercultural Education
  • Jerusalem University College
  • Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies

State Registration

Bethel University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.