Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern University.


There has been minor confusion in recent years regarding our accreditation because of the unfortunate closing of another Southeastern University located in Washington, D.C. That school lost its accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and last offered classes in September 2009. Its situation has no bearing on our accreditation, as that university had no affiliation or relationship with Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, has been and continues to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Any enrolled or prospective student, upon request, may obtain a copy of the documents describing the institution’s accreditation and its state and federal approval or licensing. Request can be made to the Vice President of Institutional Research & Effectiveness at ahpermenter@seu.edu.

Other Institutional Memberships

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education (The Alliance)
  • American Associate of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO)
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Association of Departments of English
  • Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS)
  • Association of Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Association of Theological Schools(ATS)- Associate Member
  • Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Council for Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • Council for Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Florida Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (FACTE) Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) – Southeastern University is approved to grant degrees that meet certification requirements for a Florida teaching credential.
  • Florida Association for Institutional Research (FAIR)
  • Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS)
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA)
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
  • Polk Arts Alliance
  • Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR)