The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Selected academic programs are accredited by the following agencies:

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master's degree in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, telephone 202-463-6930.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Community Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Council on Social Work Education 

The Texas Education Agency

The UMHB Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The UMHB Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The UMHB Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

The University is affiliated with or a member of the following agencies:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Association of University Women

American Choral Directors Association

American College of Musicians

American Counseling Association

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Association of American Colleges and Universities

The Association of College and Research Libraries

Association of Texas Graduate Schools

Baptist General Convention of Texas

Central Texas Music Teachers Association

Committee for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Conference of Southern Graduate Schools

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas

International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities

Kindermusik International

Kodaly Educator of Texas

Music Teachers National Association

The National Conference of Church Related Schools

National Federation of Music Clubs

National Guild of Piano Teachers

Organization of American Kodaly Educators

Southwestern Business Deans’ Association

State Board for Educator Certification

The Texas Association of Music Schools

Texas Association of Social Work Deans and Directors 
Texas Board of Nursing

Texas Choral Directors Association

Texas Counseling Association

Texas Field Educator’s Consortium

Texas Music Educators Association

Texas Music Teachers Association


All questions about university or program accreditations should be directed to the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at 254-295-4505.  This includes inquiries regarding the accreditation status of UMHB and requests to review documents pertaining to accreditation.