Academics

The academic programs of Limestone University are conducted within the framework of four schools: School of Arts & Humanities, School of Business & Professional Studies, School of Education & Behavioral Sciences, and School of Natural & Health Sciences. Those schools offer baccalaureate and/or associate degrees.

Institutional Accreditation (SACSCOC)

Limestone University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 - 4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Limestone University. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Limestone University.

Inquiries about the institution such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Limestone University and not to the Commission on Colleges.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

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The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

SC State Department of Education Teacher Certification

Limestone also meets the certification standards required by the South Carolina State Department of Education for teacher certification.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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The Teacher Education Program at Limestone University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at the Gaffney, South Carolina site. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

Council on Social Work Education

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Limestone University's Bachelor of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Master of Social Work program is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

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The Athletic Training Education Program at Limestone University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Memberships

  • The Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU)
  • South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (SCACE)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • South Atlantic Conference
  • Conference Carolinas (associate member in Acrobatics and Tumbling)
     

Business Accreditation

ACBSP AccreditedLimestone College’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration programs were accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2017.  ACBSP (https://acbsp.site-ym.com) is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldrige model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement.  ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement.
Visit limestone.edu/business for more info