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Accrediting Agencies

Programmatic and Operational Accreditation

Many of Vanderbilt’s academic programs and operational units maintain accreditation through a discipline-specific agency and or professional association, as shown below.

Programs and Operational Units Accredited at Vanderbilt UniversityAccrediting AgencyNext Review
University WideSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)2027
Audiology (doctoral program) and Speech-Language (master's degree program)American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)2028
Business (professional programs)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)2023
Cardiovascular Perfusion (certificate)Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)2024
Clinical Psychology (doctoral programs)American Psychological Association (APA)2023
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (certificate)Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)2029
Dietetics (post-baccalaureate internship program)Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)2025
Engineering - ChemicalAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers2025-2026
Engineering - Undergrad BE Degree in Biomed., Civil, Electrical, Computer, Mechan. & Chemical Eng.Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET, Inc.)2025-2026
Human Development Counseling (professional programs)Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)2021
Law (professional degree program)Association of American Law Schools (AALS)2026-27
Law (professional schools)American Bar Association (ABA)2026-27
Medical Physics (master's and doctoral)Committee on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP)2025
Medicine (programs leading to M.D. degree)Liaison Committee on Medical Education2022 (pending review)
Ministry (professional education)Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)2025
Neurodiagnostic Technology (certificate)Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)2023
Nurse Midwifery (master of science in nursing, post-graduate certificate)Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)2031
Nursing (doctor of nursing practice)Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)2030
Nursing (master of science)Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)2030
Nursing (post-graduate certificate)Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)2030
Professional Psychology (predoctoral internship programs)American Psychological Association (APA)2023
Public Health (master's)The Council on Education for Public Health2023
Teacher Education (baccalaureate and professional degree programs)Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)2024
Vanderbilt Police DepartmentCommission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies2023
Vanderbilt Police DepartmentInternational Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)2024
Vanderbilt Police DepartmentTennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (TLEA)2023

Additional Affiliations

Vanderbilt University is affiliated with the following organizations:

  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Tennessee Board of Nursing, Association of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Tennessee Council of Graduate Schools
  • Southern Council of Graduate Schools
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • National League for Nursing, Inc.
  • Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities