Spalding University is a private, non-profit, fully accredited, doctoral level university located in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It is the oldest Catholic university west of the Alleghenies.

Spalding University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). MSOT graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). The School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education programs in nursing.

Spalding University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. The undergraduate program in nursing, which was the first baccalaureate program for nurses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the graduate program in nursing are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). All programs leading to certification in the School of Education are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). The undergraduate and graduate social work programs are accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). The doctoral program in psychology has full accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Spalding is the first private institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to hold membership in the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.

Ranking Profile:

- Spalding University is placed among Tier 2 National Universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report (2011).

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