Accreditations and Approvals
Eastern University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
As a professional school, Palmer Theological Seminary is accredited by The Association of Theological Schools (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103; 412/788-6505) for the Master of Theological Studies, the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry. http://www.ats.edu/
Eastern University’s Bachelor of Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202- 887-6791). www.aacn.nche.edu
Eastern University’s Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 2201 Double Creek Drive, Round Rock, TX, 78664, (512-733-9700). CAATE is not recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Successful completion of the CAATE accredited program determines a candidate’s eligibility for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. BOC is recognized by the National Organization for Competency Assurance. www.caate.net
Eastern University’s baccalaureate degree programs accredited by Specialized Accrediting Organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation includes:
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 (727-210-2350). www.caahep.org
Bachelor of Social Work
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457. (703.683.8080). www.cswe.org
Eastern University’s programs for the preparation of teachers at the bachelor’s and master’s level, for the preparation of school counselors and school psychologists at the master’s degree level, for school nurses and supervisors at the specialist’s level, and for school principals and superintendants at the educational administration level are recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126. (717-783-6788). www.education.state.pa.us. Upon successful completion of all eligibility criteria, Eastern University’s Loeb School of Education forwards applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review and issuance of teaching, specialist, and educational administration certifications.
Eastern University is:
- classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as Master's - Larger Programs
- approved for veterans' education
- authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students