Freed-Hardeman University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist’s, and doctorate 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 FHU. For all other inquiries, contact FHU directly.

Freed-Hardeman University also maintains the following program specific accreditations and approvals:

College of Arts and Sciences


  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Tennessee Board of Nursing 

College of Business


  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs 

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences


  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Tennessee State Board of Education

Social Work

  • Council on Social Work Education

Child and Family Studies

  • National Council on Family Relations