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.

To ensure that High Point University consistently and accurately represents its accreditation status, this page is updated as HPU’s or its individual academic programs’ accreditation statuses change. Current statuses are presented 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.


High Point University Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60503, (312) 644-3575; FAX (866) 228-2631, web site


The Committee on Professional Training from the American Chemical Society (ACS) has certified the bachelor of science degree from Department of Chemistry at High Point University.”ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.”


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the High Point University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by High Point University.

Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently-accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be June, 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.


The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at High Point University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the national Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a certified athletic trainer.


The Stout School of Education at High Point University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), This accreditation covers initial and advanced educator preparation programs atHigh Point University located in High Point, North Carolina.


Effective May 12, 2020, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (336) 841-4596 or email


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.


High Point University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; 703-437-0700;