Accreditations – Shorter University
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Shorter University is accredited by the 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, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Shorter University.


The music programs at Shorter University are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Teacher Education

Teacher education programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

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The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Sport Management

The sport management degree programs at Shorter University have received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Sport Management (Traditional, Online)
  • Master of Business Administration, concentration in Sport Management (Online)

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Shorter University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.