Salem College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate and master’s 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 Salem College.

The Department of Teacher Education and Graduate Studies at Salem College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs at Salem College. All specialty area programs for teacher licensure have been approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

Salem College has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1933.