Bennett College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 336-517-1540 for questions about the accreditation of the Bennett College.

SACS Reaffirmation

Other accreditations

Selected programs are accredited by various professional organizations:

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Bennett College social work majors are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

Contact: Council on Social Work Education
               1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
               Alexandria, VA 22314

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century. NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students. NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and highly qualified teacher. NCATE currently accredits 670 colleges of education with nearly 70 more seeking NCATE accreditation.

NCATE Accreditation April 2015

A listing of accredited Institutions may be found here.

Contact: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
               1140 19th Street, Suite 400
               Washington, DC 20036