Accreditations, Rankings and Memberships

Accreditations, Rankings and Memberships

Accreditations

Spring Arbor University is an accredited university. Learn more by reading about the various organizations and accrediting bodies below.


The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) – All degrees offered by Spring Arbor University are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill. 60602. 800.621.7440


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) – Spring Arbor University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.


Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) – The social work program is accredited by theCouncil on Social Work Education, 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457.


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Questions regarding accreditation may be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs.

Office of Academic Affairs
Spring Arbor University
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
517.750.6755

Rankings and Awards

U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges ranked SAU in the top tier of Midwestern regional universities.

Christian Universities Online’s article “50 Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities of 2017” ranked SAU as the eighteenth best value nationwide.

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Collegesofdistinction.com named SAU a College of Distinction for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

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Ranked No. 3 in the Top 10 Most AffordableOnline Master’s in Reading and Literacy Education Degree Programs and No. 1 in Top 10 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Communications 2015 by Best Value Schools.

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Ranked No. 5 in Top 20 Online MSN Programs 2015 by Best Value Schools.

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Ranked No. 8 in 50 Most Affordable Online Masters in Special Education Degree Programs 2015 by Top Education Degrees.

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Ranked 12th most affordable human resource MBA in the nation by Human Resources MBA.

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Our Master of Arts in Reading program is ranked in The 25 Best Online Master in Reading Degree Programs by The Best Schools.

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Jenzebar has honored us with their outstanding customer partnership award for our innovative solutions for higher education.

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Our School of Education has produced two Michigan student teachers of the year and five runners-up in the past seven years; two our alums were awarded the Milken National Educator Award. This prestigious award is given to 100 teachers nationwide, (two per state) and in 2004, both of Michigan’s recipients were SAU graduates.

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Online Christian Colleges ranked SAU #8 in their list of the 30 Best Online Christian Colleges in the U.S. 2015.

Social Work Degree Guide ranked SAU #21 in the Top 25 Christian Colleges for a Social Work Degree program 2015 and #25 in 35 Best Value Christian Colleges with CSWE-accredited Programs 2015.

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Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Memberships