Accreditation indicates that a college satisfies all of the essential principles expected of institutions of higher education. A college must demonstrate its ability to plan for, assess, and improve regarding important standards of quality in a variety of areas to achieve accreditation. Accredited institutions may award and confer credits and degrees that are recognized by other colleges and institutions, which are also recognized by the accrediting agency. Criswell College has maintained regional accreditation since 1985.

Criswell College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Criswell College.