Accreditation and Membership

Bethel University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (; 312.263.0456).

Bethel is also accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. Graduate education programs leading to license in computer, keyboarding, and related technology applications teacher; K–12 and secondary teaching; special education; and teacher coordinator work-based learning are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

Bethel is also accredited by: 

Doctoral programs in educational leadership, including director of special education, principal, or superintendent license, are approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the B.S. in Nursing and the M.S. in Nurse Educator and Nurse-Midwifery programs (One DuPont Circle Northwest, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120; Phone: 202.877.6791).

The nursing programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

The nurse-midwifery program is pre-accredited by Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) (8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; Phone: 240.485.1802; contact for ACME: Heather Mauer at .

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Master of Science degree program in Physician Assistant sponsored by Bethel University. The PA program is also registered with the Minnesota Department of Education.

The academic program at Bethel University is enriched by its membership and participation in programs of the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Bethel University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.