School code: 3962
School code: 1230
Don't worry. We'll walk you through the entire process. Apply now for free and then schedule a campus visit to experience something that pictures just can't capture.
1-800-348-3481 ext. 6004
Whether you're looking for a Bachelor's or a Master's degree, we can help you achieve your academic goals.
FHU students have the opportunity to continue their learning outside the classroom with a semester abroad.
1-800-348-3481 ext. 6055
Henderson, TN is a small town that is full of charm and has an atmosphere of Southern hospitality. While most events are held on campus, if you're looking to get off campus, it's a short drive to both Memphis or Nashville, Tennessee.
There are so many different clubs at FHU that focus on all aspects of life. Take advantage of the tight-knit community and unique opportunities offered at FHU by being involved in these groups.
1-800-348-3481 ext. 6001
Getting Married? Land a new job or position? Becoming a new parent? Your FHU family wants to know about it!
The FHU Family doesn't end at graduation. View the links below for help with career development and to post or view job listings exclusive to FHU Alumni and Friends.
You can also find job postings currently open within FHU.
View our online stories for alumni.
View and purchase photos from around campus and from campus or university events.
1-800-348-3481 ext. 6017
Your support helps the university to attract and prepare outstanding students who will contribute to a better tomorrow for our state and world. The process is quick and simple, so there's no reason you shouldn't do it.
"Freed has allowed me to pursue both of my interests in life all in one place. Not many college students get the opportunity to oversee a mission trip to South America with their professors and be published for undergraduate research all in the same year."
Class of 2014 • Majoring In Biochemistry and Bible
1-800-348-3481 ext. 6900
FHU has a history of talented student athletes and coaches who have helped make FHU Athletics what they are today. Check out who these students are and what accomplishments they've made. Know someone who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? Use the nomination form below to tell us about it.
FHU welcomes visiting teams. Find a campus map, local lodging and more in our FHU Athletics Visitor's Guide.
FHU offers two major opportunities to support Lion athletics that also benefit you! The FHU Lion Backers and the Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner are great ways to give back.
For the latest news and updates, follow FHU Athletics on all social media outlets
The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service.
See Freed for yourself! Schedule your campus visit today and find out if Freed-Hardeman University is right for you.
Search through an alphabetized list of events, offices, webpages and more.
1-800-348-3481 (FHU-FHU1) or
Check out the latest press and most current social media updates on our News Page. If you're looking for upcoming events, check out our campus calendar.
Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The University is committed to complying with all states’ and federal regulations for its distance learning programs. For specific information regarding accreditations and state authorizations, please contact the Associate Vice President for Academics.
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, please contact FHU's Associate Vice President for Academics.
Freed-Hardeman University also maintains the following program specific accreditations and approvals:
Child and Family Studies
Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FHU is committed to complying with all states’ and federal regulations for its distance learning programs. Freed-Hardeman University has been approved by Tennessee to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For specific information regarding state authorization, approval, licensure, or exemption, please contact the Associate Vice President for Academics.
Please note that Freed-Hardeman's (FHU) programs that may lead to a professional licensure or certification (e.g., Accounting, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Teacher Education, etc.) are designed to meet the licensure requirements for the State of Tennessee. The University does not explicitly or implicitly attest that licensure programs meet the licensure requirements for any state other than Tennessee. Please reference the State Contact Information for Professional Licensure section below prior to enrolling in a licensure program to obtain further information, including contact information, for the applicable licensing board in your respective state of residence. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for more information.
State Contact Information for Complaints
Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Integrity Rules, Freed-Hardeman University must provide to its students or prospective students the contact information for filing complaints with each state licensing entity and any other relevant agency that would handle the complaint.
View complaint, appeal and grievance guidelines and a list of state agencies.
Professional Licensure Certification and Licensure Information
Pursuant to the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, Freed-Hardeman University must provide to non-Tennessee resident students, applicants, and potential students as to whether such courses or programs that customarily leads to professional licensure meets known requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides. Licensing requirements are subject to change; therefore, the contact information for state agencies and a FHU representative have been provided to assist students to determine if a course or program that customarily leads to professional licensure, meets requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides.
National Board of Certified Counselors
*FHU Contact - Dr. James Dalton
Association of Social Work Boards
*FHU Contact - Mrs. Nadine McNeal
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
*FHU Contact - Dr. Brandon Lanciloti
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
*FHU Contact - Mrs. Jill Jackson
National Council of State Board of Nursing
*FHU Contact - Contact Dr. Chris White
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
*FHU Contact - Dr. Chris Creecy
The Teacher Certification Reciprocity
*FHU Contact - Mrs. Jill Jackson
U.S. Department of Education
*FHU Contact - Mrs. Jill Jackson
Program Specific Information
Accounting: To become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Tennessee, candidates must obtain a baccalaureate degree including 150 semester hours from an accredited college or university. This must include 30 semester hours in accounting (24 of which are upper-division) and 24 semester hours in business courses (12 of which are upper-division). The candidate must then pass the Uniform CPA Examination, an Ethics Examination, and complete one year of experience in Accounting acceptable to the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. All states now require 150 semester hours, but some states require specific accounting courses, such as accounting theory or governmental and non-profit accounting. Freed-Hardeman University’s Accounting program meets the state requirements for the states of Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additional course requirements beyond FHU’s accounting program will need to be met to satisfy requirements for the states of Alabama, Texas, Florida, Mississippi, New York, and Kansas.
Education: The state of Tennessee participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). Under these guidelines, completion of an educator preparation program from out-of-state colleges and universities, such as Freed-Hardeman University, is accepted from other member states. State reciprocity related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not automatically indicate certification/licensure eligibility in a state outside of Tennessee. Applicants must meet the home state test requirements, jurisdiction specific requirements, and submit a valid educator certificate/licensure issued by Tennessee at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which the certificate is sought. The state of Tennessee has a reciprocity agreement with Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Access the NASDTEC website to learn about license reciprocity policies and requirements in your home state and the state(s) in which you are interested in teaching. Additional questions may be directed to the FHU’s Licensure Officer.
Additional State Specific Information
The following states have provided additional notifications and requirements regarding distance education offerings:
Nursing: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not automatically indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations or pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice.
FHU is not required to seek approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and can offer 100 percent online programs to residents of California with no restrictions.
Internships, externships, and clinical placements are permitted in California for online and campus-based courses and programs.
For student complaints, contact:
California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Filing a Complaint
Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) Division of Certification or Division of Educator Preparation cannot “pre-approve” the use of an out-of-state online program for use by Kentucky’s educators. This includes Freed-Hardeman University’s online Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and Education Specialist degrees that lead to licensure. Please note that FHU does offer many online programs that lead to non-licensure.
The Freed-Hardeman University Office of Alumni Engagement will host its annual Golden Year Reunion June 19-21 on FHU’s campus, Chris Ramey, director, said....
Dr. Kent Brantly inspired and encouraged us when he spoke at the 51st Annual Freed-Hardeman Benefit Dinner. We're thankful for his continuing heart of...
Happy National Kitten Day! Is there really a better reading companion? https://t.co/hFCMaBSHwI