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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 on 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)

View WSCUC Commission Action Letter (PDF).


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 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 for 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