Accreditation and State Licensure Information

Bellarmine University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Inquiries related to this accreditation or complaints against the commission or its accredited institutions can be directed to: Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097. Phone 404.679.4500. Learn more here.

Bellarmine University is licensed to operate as an independent institution in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE). To file a complaint against an institution licensed by CPE, please submit your complaint in writing to Sarah Levy, Director of Postsecondary Licensing, Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, KY 40601 or via email at sarah.levy@ky.gov. For more information, click here.

In addition, Bellarmine’s professional schools are externally accredited by the following accrediting bodies listed below by school. Contact information is provided if organization does not include contact information with their complaint policies.

 
Department/
Program
Accreditation Agency Document Link Accreditation Contacts Inquiries, Appeals, & Concerns
Bellarmine University Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)
Document
Dr. Carole C. Pfeffer
Complaint Procedures
Bellarmine University Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE)
Document
Dr. Carole C. Pfeffer
Sarah Levy, Director of Postsecondary Licensing
W. Fielding Rubel School of Business Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Document Dr. Robert L. Brown Accreditation Complaint Policy
Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Document Dr. Sarah B. Bush Complaint Review Policy
Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education Kentucky Education 
Professional Standards Board (EPSB)
Educator Misconduct Dr. Sarah B. Bush
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences: Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Document Dr. Nancy Lizabeth York Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences: Nursing Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) Document Dr. Nancy Lizabeth York Students/Public Complaints

Contact
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences: Physical Therapy Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Document Dr. Tony Brosky File a Complaint
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences: Medical Laboratory Science National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) Document Dr. Karen Golemboski Student Appeals
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences: Respiratory Therapy Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Document Dr. Christy Kane Complaint Process