Accreditation & Affiliation

Institutional Accreditation

Biola University holds institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (1961). In addition, the institution and certain of its programs are accredited by:

  • American Psychological Association (1980)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (1997)
  • Association of Theological Schools (1977)
  • California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing (1960)
  • Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (2007)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (1998)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (1970)
  • State of California Board of Registered Nursing (1966)

Note: Dates in ( ) reflect the initial approval date.

Affiliation

Biola University is authorized to train students under the Veteran's Bill of Rights. In addition, the University is affiliated with a number of professional organizations, of which the following are representative:

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers
  • American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • American Association of Higher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • American Guild of Organists
  • American Intercollegiate Athletic Women
  • American Library Association
  • Associated Collegiate Press
  • Association of Christian Schools, International
  • Association of College Unions International
  • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
  • California Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • California Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • California Council on the Education of Teachers
  • Choral Conductors' Guild (California)
  • Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Christian Scholar's Review
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Council on Post-secondary Accreditation
  • Evangelical Teacher Training Association
  • Intercollegiate Press
  • Music Educator's National Conference
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Western Association of Graduate Schools
  • Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education