Southwestern College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Established in 1895, HLC is one of six regional institutional accreditors serving the North Central region of the United States.
Degree programs and licenses in Education are regionally-accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Kansas Department of Education.
Southwestern College is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, phone – 202.887.6791 – http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
Southwestern is further accredited by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church and other accrediting bodies for individual majors.