Higher Learning Commission
Lindenwood University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 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 of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 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 of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. (Excerpts from ACBSP Gateway)
Business Program (accelerated)
Lindenwood University's accelerated cluster-based Business programs in the Lindenwood College for Individualized Education are also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The LCIE 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 LCIE 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.