Since 1963, Messiah University has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680. Telephone: 267-284-5000.
Accreditors recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education:
- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Commission on Accreditation
Accreditors recognized by the Counsel for Higher Education Accreditation:
- PA Department of Education (teaching certification programs)
As an active participant in current developments in higher education, the University also holds educational memberships in many organizations, including the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Christian College Consortium, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.