Accreditations and Memberships

Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist in Education, and Doctoral 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 Tennessee State University.

Program Accreditations

College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

Chemistry (B.S.: American Chemical Society-Committee on Professional Training [ACS-CPT])
•Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, American Dietetics Association)

College of Business

•Business (B.B.A., M.B.A.: The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business)

College of Education

•Education (B.S., M.S., M.A.Ed., Ed.S. Ed.D: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
•Psychology (B.S., Ph.D with concentration in Counseling: American Psychological Association (APA)

College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science

•Aeronautical & Industrial Technology (B.S.: National Association of Industrial Technology)
•Architectural & Mechanical Engineering (B.S.: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
•Civil & Environmental Engineering (B.S.: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
•Electrical & Computer Engineering (B.S.: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
•Computer Science (B.S.: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)

College of Health Sciences

•Nursing (A.A.S., B.S.N., M.S.N.: National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission)
•Cardio-Respiratory Care Sciences (B.S.: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•Dental Hygiene (A.A.S., B.S.: Commission on Dental Accreditation)
•Health Care Administration and Planning (B.S.: Association of University Programs in Health Administration)
•Health Information Management (B.S.: Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management )
•Occupational Therapy (MOT:The Master in Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for  
  Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association)
•Physical Therapy (DPT: The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical
  Therapy Education)
•Speech Pathology and Audiology (M.S.: Council of Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
  Association)

College of Liberal Arts 

•Art (B.S.: National Association of Schools of Art & Design)
•Music (B.S., M.S.:National Association of Schools of Music)

College of Public Service and Urban Affairs

•Public Administration (M.P.A.: The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•Social Work (B.S.: The Council on Social Work Education)


Institutional Memberships

Tennessee State University is a member in good standing of the following associations:

•American Council on Education
•American Psychological Association (APA)
•The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
•American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Higher Education Unit
•American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
•American Association of Colleges of Nursing
•American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
•American Association of State Colleges and Universities
•Association of Administrators of Human Sciences
•Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (ACSESULAC)
•Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
•Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
•The College Board
•Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
•Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
•Council for Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP)
•Council of Graduate Schools
•Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools
•Council of 1890 Family and Consumer Sciences
•Council of 1890 Presidents
•Council of the Great City Colleges of Education
•Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
•National Association for Business Teacher Education
•National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
•National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
•National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT)
•National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
•National Association of Schools of Art and Design
•National Association of Schools of Music
•National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
•National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)
•National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
•National Collegiate Athletic Association
•National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
•National Society of Allied Health
•National University Extension Association
•Ohio Valley Conference
•Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP)
•Southern Business Administration Association
•Southern Regional Education Board
•Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities
•Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
•Tennessee Aviation Association (TAA)
•Tennessee College Association
•Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools
•University Aviation Association (UAA)
•University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
•World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)






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