A Framework for Living

Students at Southwestern are given a framework for living, which they will learn to build upon and design to fit their future during their time at Southwestern.



An affiliation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Southwestern Adventist University is accredited by:

Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 or (404) 679-4500 for questions about accreditation.

In addition, the University is currently accredited by the following accrediting bodies:

Adventist Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities


International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
Contact the IACBE at 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 or (913) 631-3009 or iacbe(at)iacbe.org for questions about accreditation.


Texas Education Agency
Contact the TEA at 1701 N Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 or (512) 463-9734 for questions about accreditation.


Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
Contact the Texas BNE at 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701-3944 or (512) 305-7400 or endorsement(at)bon.texas.gov.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Contact the CCNE at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120 or call (202) 887-6791.


The University is a member of the following:

  • National League for Nursing
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities