Thomas More Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Thomas More University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award masters, baccalaureate, and associate degrees.  Questions about the accreditation of Thomas More University 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.  Kelly French, Vice President for Strategy and Impact, is the SACSCOC Liaison for Thomas More University and can be reached at 859-344-3619.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Thomas More University is licensed as a postsecondary institution by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. For questions regarding Kentucky licensure, contact the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education at 100 Airport Road, 2nd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601, http://cpe.ky.gov, or 502-573-1555. Kelly French is the liaison for Thomas More University and can be reached at 859-344-3619.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Thomas More University is an approved institution with the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, which allows the University to provide our high-quality programs to students in other states via distance education. Information can be found online or by contacting the Director of Online Engagement 859-344-3602.

United Nations Academic Impact Program

Thomas More joined the United Nations Academic Impact program in 2021. The UNAI program aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations to support human rights, access to education, sustainability, and conflict resolution. 

Program Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

The Traditional Baccalaureate program and the RN to BSN program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 | Atlanta, GA 30326 | Phone: (404) 975-5000

Kentucky State Board of Nursing

Approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Education Department

The Education Department at Thomas More University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at Thomas More University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

Approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) to offer teacher-education programs at the elementary, middle school, and secondary levels.

Accreditation of the Business Administration and Accountancy Programs

Awarded Accreditation of the Business Administration (MBA, BBA, BA), Sports and Entertainment Marketing (BA) and Accountancy (BA) Programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

CAATE Accreditation

The Thomas More University MS in Athletic Training is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its CAATE Accreditation effective May 15, 2021.

Thomas More is a member of the following associations

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
  • Council of Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities