George Fox University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for the preparation of teachers in specific fields, and by the National Association of Schools of Music. It is approved by the U.S. government and the states of Oregon and Idaho for the education of veterans, and by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.
The undergraduate athletic training education program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education.
Three graduate counseling programs – clinical mental health counseling, marriage, couple and family counseling, and school counseling – are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
The undergraduate engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The undergraduate music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The undergraduate nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The undergraduate social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.
The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educaton (NCATE).
The School of Education is also approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) for the preparation of early childhood and elementary teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels and for the preparation of middle and high school level teachers in specific fields at the graduate level. TSPC has also approved the School of Education for the preparation of principals, superintendents, and other administrators as well as school counselors and school psychologists.
George Fox Evangelical Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
The Graduate School of Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degrees fulfill all the educational requirements for licensure by the Oregon Board of Psychology Examiners and for listing in the National Council of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
The play therapy certificate fulfills all the educational requirements to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) through the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, based in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1976. Each of the more than 100 U.S. member institutions is committed to academic excellence and to the integration of faith, learning, and living. The coalition, comprising four-year liberal arts colleges and universities with regional accreditation, provides a medium for strengthening and unifying this important sector of private higher education.
More detail about our memberships can be found on the accreditation and memberships page.