Institutional Accreditation

Sweet Briar College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching. Questions about the accreditation of Sweet Briar College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Please click here for SACSCOC-related policies and procedures.

Program Accreditation

Engineering Program

ABET AccreditationSweet Briar is one of two ABET-accredited engineering programs at women’s colleges. The engineering science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Teacher Preparation Program

Sweet Briar’s education program is a Teacher Preparation Program approved by the Virginia Department of Education. The educational programs (licensure areas) are approved by the Virginia Board of Education. It is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation,

The information provided on this page is specifically for accreditation-related information and is not meant to cover academic or admissions policies or practices. Accreditation applies to the institution, not to individual degrees. Contact our accreditation liaison, Kimberly Sinha, if you have questions about Sweet Briar’s accreditation.