Accreditation

SACSCOC Accreditation (December 2018):

The University of Richmond is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and juris doctor degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Richmond.

To request a copy of our letter of accreditation, contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness, 118 UR Drive, University of Richmond VA 23173; Phone: 804-484-1595; Fax 804-484-1596.

 

AACSB Accreditation (May 2018):

The Robins School of Business is fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Business and Accounting by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). 

 

ABA Accreditation (April 2016):

The University of Richmond School of Law is fully accredited by the recognized standardizing agencies in the United States. It is a member of the Association of American Law Schools; it is on the approved lists of the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Board of Bar Examiners; and its Juris Doctor degree is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Although each state has its own requirements for admission to the bar, a law degree from the School of Law qualifies the holder to seek admission to the bar in any state in the nation and in the District of Columbia. 

 

Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Accreditation and Program Approval (October 2022):

The Teacher Education Program (School of Arts and Sciences & School of Professional and Continuing Studies) and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program (School of Professional and Continuing Studies) at the University of Richmond were awarded accreditation through TEAC Quality Principles through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) system for a period of seven years, from 10/1/2015-12/31/2022. In spring 2022, both programs completed a site visit with a joint CAEP and Virginia Department of Education team. The official recommendation for this re-accreditation was received from CAEP in fall 2022. CAEP accreditation does not cover individual education courses offered to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes. 

In 2021, the Virginia Board of Education re-approved the University of Richmond’s education endorsement programs.  Additionally, the Board of Education approved new graduate programs in 2022. The Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia (8VAC20-542-10 et seq.) require colleges and universities that offer programs for the preparation of professional school personnel to obtain program (endorsement area) approval from the Virginia Board of Education through the review of biennial reporting on accountability measures and program alignment with endorsement competencies. A list of University of Richmond-approved programs is found through the Virginia Department of Education's Teacher Education Resources. 

 

American Chemical Society (February 2014):

The University of Richmond’s chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society

 

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) (March 2017):

The University of Richmond's biochemistry and molecular biology program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.