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Tennessee Wesleyan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  (SACSCOC) is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission also accepts applications from other international institutions of higher education. (source:

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the University's accreditation.

In addition, Tennessee Wesleyan’s programs have been approved by the Tennessee State Board of EducationCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program is currently going through the accreditation approval process with the America Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.