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)