Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone Number (404) 679-4500) to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation status of the institution, and not to general admission information.

The Commission on Colleges, Gardner-Webb University’s regional accrediting agency, is recognized and certified by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation seal

Departmental Program Accreditation

The University is authorized by the immigration authorities of the United States for the training of foreign students.


Complaints regarding the institution that cannot be resolved at the institutional level, particularly complaints regarding applicable state laws, may be directed to the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice.

The mailing address of the Consumer Protection Division is

North Carolina Department of Justice
Consumer Protection Division
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
(877) 566-7226

If the complaint cannot be resolved at the school level through its complaint procedure, and it involves instruction which takes place in the State of South Carolina, students may file a complaint with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.