The University, and hence the college, is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.
The college has two accredited programs and one certified program:
AACSB (Member Status) - The School of Business is currently working hard to finish the process of being fully accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The School of Business is accredited by the ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs).
The Sport Management degree program at Slippery Rock University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management programs in the following degree is accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.
Safety Management is a certified board approved program by the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM).
Accredited and certified programs indicate that these departments have achieved excellence by providing the highest standards in the discipline, based on a rigorous peer review process. Achieving accreditation or certification indicates that these departments have demonstrated excellence in teaching, provide curriculum that demonstrates best practices and that the departments have a continuous improvement process to assure quality.
These associations are recognized as speaking to the quality of the academic programs of the institution.