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Accreditation

Accreditation, both regional and specialized, signifies that an academic institution has the resources, programs, and services necessary to effectively carry out its mission. In addition to being a precondition for receiving financial aid funds from federal and state governments, regional accreditation is also a kind of “seal of approval” that reflects an academic institution’s fitness to educate students. High Point University’s various accreditations are listed below:


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

High Point University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of High Point University.


ACPE

High Point University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, (312) 644-3575; FAX (312) 664-4652, web site http://www.acpe-accredit.org.

 


ARC-PA

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the High Point University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by High Point University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.


CAATE

The Athletic Training program at High Point University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) located at 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. The program will have its next comprehensive review during the 2021 – 2022 academic year.


CAEP

The School of Education at High Point University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of 7 years, from October, 2016 to October, 2023. This accreditation includes the following sites: High Point University’s main campus in High Point, North Carolina. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.


CAPTE

Effective November 9, 2016, the High Point University Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.


CIDA

High Point University’s Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and meets the education requirements for practicing designers applying to take the NCIDQ exam.

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Ms. Lisa Williams, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Research and Planning, at lwilliam@highpoint.edu, or at (336) 841-9420.