Accreditations and Memberships

Alderson Broaddus University is a private institution chartered under the laws of the State of West Virginia, affiliated with the West Virginia Baptist Convention and with the American Baptist Churches USA. While the University is Baptist in heritage and relationship, it is not sectarian in outlook. Students are admitted on the basis of academic ability and moral character.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440

The nursing baccalaureate program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

Accrediting Agencies:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
acenursing.org

 State Of West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
(WVBOERN)
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 558-3596
wvrnboard.com

The teacher education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the West Virginia Department of Education.

TEAC
1140 19th Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
teac.org

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
wvde.state.wv.us

The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
6850 Austin Center Blvd. Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-3184
caate.net

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant  (ARC-PA).

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Alderson Broaddus University.  Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status grated when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2023. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Alderson Broaddus University is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Appalachian College Association, the International Council on Education, the West Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association for Teacher Education, the Association of Christian Higher Education of the American Baptist Churches /USA, and the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc.

Alderson Broaddus University is recognized by the American Association of Women, the American Association of University Professors, and numerous other learned and professional societies. State departments of education have approved the institution for the training of teachers for elementary and secondary schools.