Accreditation and Program Approvals
Harding’s Quality Initiative Project (2011-2013) pdf, which is the first part of the reaffirmation process scheduled for 2015, was based upon the Lumina Degree Qualifications Profile and is available here.
The graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1961, 2008).
The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (1978, 2009).
The Carr College of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000; and is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) University Tower Building, 1123 South University Ave., Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72204-1619, 501-686-2700 (1980, 2004).
The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (1983, 2003).
The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (1992, 2011).
The Harding University Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 102 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800/877-1600 ext. 5400 (2002, 2008).
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (2005).
The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (2007).
The master’s program (M.S.) in speech-language pathology at Harding University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2200 Research Boulevard # 310, Rockville, MD 20850, (telephone 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700). This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years (2007).
Computer engineering (2005), electrical engineering (2007) and mechanical engineering (2007) programs are accredited by ABET.
The physician assistant studies program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (2005, 2009).
Harding University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org (2012).
Effective August 2, 2011 Harding has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703-706-3245; email@example.com). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
The Interior Design program at Harding University is accredited by CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014, firstname.lastname@example.org, 616-458-0400 (2009).
Harding is also a member of the American Council on Education, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the College Entrance Examination Board.
*The first date listed recognizes the first year of accreditation. The second date recognizes the most recent accreditation.