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Accreditation and State Licensure Information

Bellarmine University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Inquiries related to this accreditation or complaints against the commission or its accredited institutions can be directed to: Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097. Phone 404.679.4500. Learn more here.

Bellarmine University is licensed to operate as an independent institution in Kentucky by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE). To file a complaint against an institution licensed by CPE, please submit your complaint in writing to Sarah Levy, Director of Postsecondary Licensing, Council on Postsecondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320, Frankfort, KY 40601 or via email at For more information, click here.

In addition, Bellarmine’s professional schools are externally accredited by the following accrediting bodies listed below by school. Contact information is provided if organization does not include contact information with their complaint policies.

W. Fielding Rubel School of Business

Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education

Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences

To review the university and/or school or program accreditation or licensure, please contact Dr. Carole Pfeffer ( in the Office of Academic Affairs (Horrigan Hall).

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