• HSU Accreditations

    Hardin-Simmons University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hardin-Simmons University.

    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
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network