Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Seal logoTusculum University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Tusculum University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Tusculum University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (



Additional Accreditations

For more information regarding program accreditation, please contact the dean for the college that houses the program.

College of Business

Programs in Tusculum University’s College of Business are accredited by ACBSP. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation includes Tusculum University’s online and residential Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degree programs.

College of Education

All teacher education programs in Tusculum University’s (TU) College of Education (COE) are approved by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE). The COE initial licensure Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) are fully accredited through the TDOE. The University annually reports information and data regarding the reciprocity we have with other states to the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) operates under approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing for licensure in Tennessee. Students interested in practicing in other states should contact that state’s licensing agency. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) at Tusculum University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 201-887-6791.

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College of Business Dean | Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
(423)636-0562 ext. 5613

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College of Education Dean |
Assistant Professor of Education

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College of Nursing Interim Dean | College of Science, Technology & Mathematics Dean
(423)787-8355 ext. 8355