John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/, (800) 621-7440, and is approved by the Arkansas State Department of Education (ADE), http://www.arkansased.org.
The education preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). On July 1, 2013 NCATE consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and formed the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as the new accrediting body for educator preparation http://www.caepnet.org, (202) 223-0077.
All business degree programs of the Soderquist College of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), http://www.acbsp.org, (913) 339-9356.
The United States Department of Justice has approved John Brown University for the education of foreign students.
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
John Brown University is a charter member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), a resource- and information-sharing association of 118 Christ-centered colleges and universities of the liberal arts and sciences. Member schools, which must be accredited four-year institutions, are committed to maintaining the highest academic standards within an environment which fosters moral and spiritual development in individuals and communities. Incorporated in 1982, the CCCU includes schools representing more than 30 denominations and offers numerous interchange programs in academics and assessment. Headquarters are at 329 Eighth Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, http://www.cccu.org, (202) 546-8913, fax (202) 546-8713.