Accreditation: A process which gives public recognition to an institution that meets established standards.
Accreditation assures each student that the institution has approved programs of study, qualified instructors, adequate facilities, and approved recruitment and admissions policies.
Accreditation assures that the institution operates on a sound financial basis.
Southwest University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC),
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Southwest University is also licensed as an institution of higher education by the State of Louisiana Board of Regents.