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State Authorization

Richmont Graduate University is authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Committee and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization is renewed annually based on an evaluation of minimum standards concerning the quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220 Tucker, GA 30084-5305 (770)414-3300

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Richmont Graduate University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Richmont Graduate University, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900 Nashville, TN 37243-0830 (615)741-3605

Regional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Richmont Graduate University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the master’s degree.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Richmont Graduate University.

The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support a significant non-compliance with a Commission requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about Richmont Graduate University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and academic programs, should be addressed directly to Richmont Graduate University and not to the Commission’s office.

Richmont is committed to ongoing assessment of student achievement. Download and read our most recent report.

Specialized Accreditation

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Richmont Graduate University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has successfully fulfilled the standards of and has been granted accreditation by CACREP.  For more information on CACREP visit:


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