University Accreditation

Accreditations and Affiliations Supporting University Programs


John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission,, (800) 621-7440 and is approved by the Arkansas State Department of Education.

The education preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  On July 1, 2013 NCATE consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and formed the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as the new accrediting body for educator preparation, (202) 223-0077.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, including electrical/computer, mechanical, or renewable energy concentrations, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, (410) 347-7700.

John Brown University's Construction Management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE),, (210) 495-6161. 

All business degree programs of the Soderquist College of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),, (913) 339-9356.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) at John Brown University is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. A site visit is scheduled for September 18-20, 2017.  New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

The United States Department of Justice has approved John Brown University for the education of foreign students.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

John Brown University is a charter member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), a resource- and information-sharing association of 118 Christ-centered colleges and universities. Member schools, which must be accredited institutions, are committed to maintaining the highest academic standards within an environment which fosters moral and spiritual development in individuals and communities. Incorporated in 1982, the CCCU includes schools representing more than 30 denominations and offers numerous interchange programs in academics and assessment. Headquarters are located at 321 Eighth Street NE, Washington, DC 20002,, (202) 546-8713.