The academic programs of Limestone College are conducted within the framework of five divisions: Division of Arts & Humanities, Division of Education and Physical Education, Division of Natural Sciences, Division of Business & Professional Studies, and Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The following divisions offer baccalaureate and/or associate degrees. Some majors offer specialized concentrations within a major.


SACS logo Limestone College 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 College. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Limestone College.

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

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

CSWE logo Limestone College is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education logo The Teacher Education Program at Limestone College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 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.


  • 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)
  • Conference Carolinas
  • Blue Grass Mountain Conference (men's and women's swimming).

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 ( 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.
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