Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral degrees.
In addition, several departmental programs are accredited by the appropriate state or national agencies. The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The graduate programs in the School of Psychology and Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The University is authorized by the immigration authorities of the United States for the training of foreign students.