Public Comments on Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit on December 3 & 4, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. Alderson Broaddus University, currently on probation, has been accredited by the HLC since 1959. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to the following address:

Public Comment on Alderson Broaddus University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

All Comments must be received by November 5, 2018.


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

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
(WVBOERN)
90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25303
(304) 744-0900
wvrnboard.wv.gov

The teacher education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the West Virginia Department of Education (CAEP).

CAEP
1140 19th Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-0077
caepnet.org

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 5, Room 205
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-2681
wvde.state.wv.us

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

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.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek GA 30097
(370) 476-1224
www.arc-pa.org

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.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has authorized Alderson Broaddus University to confer degrees within West Virginia.