Higher Learning Commission
Lindenwood University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1921.
Lindenwood University's current accreditation status can be viewed by clicking on the Higher Learning Commission mark of affiliation to the right.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Lindenwood University is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities. CHEA recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations, including the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting agency by which Lindenwood University has been continuously accredited since 1921.
Lindenwood University’s Athletic Training Program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education since 2003. The next regularly scheduled comprehensive review of the program will be in 2013.
Business and Entrepreneurship
Lindenwood University's course-based Business programs (including our daytime BA and evening MBA Plus programs) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs accreditation. ACBSP is a specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. “The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and believes that scholarly research and inquiry activities facilitate improved teaching.” This specialized accreditation is in addition to our current accreditation with Higher Learning Commission. (Excerpts from ACBSP Gateway)
Business Program (accelerated)
Lindenwood University's accelerated cluster-based Business programs in the School of Accelerated Degree Programs are also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The business programs are headquartered in the Lindenwood University Cultural Center, two blocks north of the main Lindenwood University campus in St. Charles, Mo., and offer classes at extension centers throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area, from Belleville, Ill., to Wentzville, Mo. The business programs and Lindenwood’s Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship combine to make the second largest MBA degree program in Missouri and Kansas.
Social Work Program
Lindenwood University’s Social Work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This accreditation is valid through February 2021.
School of Education Programs
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recognized the School of Education as having an exemplary program during its most recent visit.
Lindenwood University School of Education is proud of its long history of accreditation and was among the first group of institutions accredited by the premier accreditation agency for education professionals, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Recently the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) merged to become the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). We are committed to continually improving to maintain the highest quality programs for educator preparation. Our response to the evolving standards.
Teacher EducationTeacher Education Accreditation Council
The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators, those who will teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12. TEAC's goal is to support the preparation of competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.
TEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To avoid encountering dubious providers of educational offerings ("degree mills") or dubious providers of quality assurance ("accreditation mills"), TEAC recommends that students and the public check that institutions and programs are accredited (CHEA) and that accrediting agencies are recognized (USDE).