• HSU Accreditations

    Hardin-Simmons University is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097. Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees. Inquiries addressed to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges should relate only to the accreditation status of Hardin-Simmons University, and not to general admission information. All other inquiries about Hardin-Simmons University and its programs should be addressed to the offices of the University. Additionally, the institution and certain of its programs are accredited by:

    • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
    • Association of Theological Schools
    • Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
    • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy
    • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Council on Social Work Education
    • National Association of Schools of Music
    • Texas Board for Educator Certification


    The university holds a number of memberships with the following professional organizations.

    • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
    • American Mathematical Society
    • Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools
    • Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
    • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
    • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
    • Mathematical Association of America
    • National Academy of Paraprofessional Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • National Association for Foreign Student Affairs
    • Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
    • Texas Association of Schools of Art

    Alumnae of the University Are Approved for Membership In

    American Association of University Women

  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
  • Colleges of Distinction
  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network