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Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Mark of AffiliationHarding University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org; 312-263-0456, 800-621-7440).

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.

Harding School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Arts, Doctor of Ministry. The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 10 Summitt Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, 412/788-6505 (1997, 2008).

 The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (2007).

The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (1992, 2011).

The graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (1961, 2008).

Computer engineering (2005), electrical engineering (2007) and mechanical engineering (2007) programs are accredited by ABET.

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, info@accredit-id.org, 616-458-0400 (2009).

The department of music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (1983, 2003).

The didactic program in nutrition 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, 2012).

The Carr College of Nursing is continuing accreditation with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 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 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, 2014).

The doctor of physical therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703/706-3245, accreditation@apta.org; www.capteonline.org (2014).

The physician assistant studies program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (2005, 2009).

The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (1978, 2009).

The master’s program (M.S.) in speech-language pathology at Harding University is accredited 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). (2012).

The department of family and consumer sciences is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (2005).

Harding is also a member of the American Council on Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

*The first date listed recognizes the first year of accreditation. The second date recognizes the most recent accreditation.

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