Accreditations and Memberships

Alderson Broaddus University is a private institution chartered under the laws of the State of West Virginia, affiliated with the West Virginia Baptist Convention and with the American Baptist Churches USA. While the University is Baptist in heritage and relationship, it is not sectarian in outlook. Students are admitted on the basis of academic ability and moral character.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

The nursing baccalaureate program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

Accrediting Agencies:

The baccalaureate nursing program at Alderson Broaddus University, located in Philippi, West Virginia, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25303

Teacher Education Accreditation
Alderson Broaddus is an accredited regular member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Alderson Broaddus is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated Quality Assurance Review in 2029.

P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA  22039-9998

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 5, Room 205
Charleston, WV 25305

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant  (ARC-PA).

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Alderson Broaddus University.  Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be June 2023. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at:

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA, Inc.)
3325 Paddocks Parkway, Suite 345
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 770-476-1224
Fax: 770-476-1738

Alderson Broaddus University is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Appalachian College Association, the International Council on Education, the West Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association for Teacher Education, the Association of Christian Higher Education of the American Baptist Churches /USA, and the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc.

Alderson Broaddus University is recognized by the American Association of Women, the American Association of University Professors, and numerous other learned and professional societies. State departments of education have approved the institution for the training of teachers for elementary and secondary schools.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has authorized Alderson Broaddus University to confer degrees within West Virginia.

Student Complaints regarding accreditation:
If a student has exhausted the University’s internal complaint processes and remains dissatisfied, a formal complaint regarding accreditation can be filed with the appropriate agency using their formal complaint system. The contact information is listed above.