Accreditation History

Any Azusa Pacific University program that is accredited is fully accredited. There is no partial accreditation; therefore, it is policy to not list any program as “fully accredited.” The accreditation history of Azusa Pacific is as follows:

Year Accreditation
1947 American Association of Bible Colleges
1964 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC, now the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC))
1975 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
1977 National League for Nursing (NLN)
(Bachelor of Science in Nursing program)
1982 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
(Bachelor of Social Work program)
1990 Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
(School of Theology)
1991 National League for Nursing (NLN)
(School of Nursing graduate programs)
1996 National League for Nursing
(Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs)
1999 Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association
(Doctor of Physical Therapy program)
2000 American Psychological Association (APA)
(Department of Graduate Psychology, now the Department of Clinical Psychology)
2001
2002
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    (Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training program; this program has been replaced by the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    (Doctor of Psychology)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC, now the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC))
    (Doctor of Physical Therapy Program)
2003 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (replaced National League for Nursing)
2004 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC, now the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC))
2005 International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
(School of Business and Management)
2006
2007
2008
2009 American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)
(American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI))
2010
2011 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
(Master of Social Work)