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.
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)
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, re-licensure, or other purposes
Limestone University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
The Athletic Training Education Program at Limestone University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Limestone University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Professional Licensure Information
NC-SARA membership does not grant reciprocity or exemption from state professional licensing board requirements. Limestone University graduates meet eligibility requirements for professional licensure in South Carolina. Prospective students residing in other states who are interested in an online academic program from Limestone University should inquire with the appropriate licensing agency in their home state to determine if the program will meet eligibility requirements for licensure or certification. Graduates must complete professional licensure and certification requirements in the state of their residency. Contact information for state licensing agencies for Limestone University programs that might lead to licensure or certification in other states can be found on the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory.
Limestone University's 100% online programs that lead to certification include: BS in Social Work and the MS in Social work programs. Graduates of either of these two programs who are SC residents may apply for licensure through the SC Labor and Licensing Regulation – Board of Social Work Examiners at https://llr.sc.gov/sw/
Students enrolled in academic programs at Limestone University who wish to file a complaint should first file a complaint with Limestone University by submitting the complaint form found here.
If the complaint is not resolved by Limestone University, students residing in an NC-SARA member state may file a complaint with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (SCCHE). The SCCHE will only consider complaints that were previously unresolved by the University. The SCCHE policy and procedures information is found here.
Limestone University'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.