About AU



Anderson University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604​ ​800.621.7440). The School of Theology also is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

In addition, professional and program accreditation has been granted by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the National League for Nursing, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Anderson University also holds membership in the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, the American Association of University Women, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, Institute of International Education, Independent Colleges of Indiana, Indiana Conference on Higher Education, and Indiana Consortium for International Programs. It cooperates actively with the Chicago Center and Christian Center for Urban Studies of Chicago, Illinois. It cooperates with Purdue University in offering specialized programs in applied technology fields.

Anderson University students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and geographic locations. The university is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Each year, international students enrich the community with their own points of view and culture. Consequently, students find themselves immersed in a cosmopolitan environment alive with opportunities for learning. It is expected that students will be accepted on their own merits, without respect to wealth, position, sex, or color.

The university urges students to maintain high academic standards. Careful attention has been given to bringing together a faculty of academic, experiential, and personal competence. Scholastic standards are maintained with the expectation that students will discipline themselves to achieve their best work.

In welcoming students of all nationalities, races, and faiths, Anderson University aspires to treat each student as an individual. All student services — orientation, counseling, housing, testing, activities, student financial assistance, employment, Tri-S, health, placement, and religious life — are closely coordinated in an attempt to deal with each individual as a whole person. A significant objective is to increase the student's self-insight and self-discovery and to assist in the intellectual, social, aspirational, and spiritual development of the student.