Accreditation and Affiliation

Institutional Accreditation

Biola University holds institutional accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (1961). In addition, the institution and some specific programs are accredited by:

  • American Psychological Association (1980)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (1997)
  • Association of Theological Schools (1977)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (1970)
  • 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)


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 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