- The teacher preparation program is approved by the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia.
- The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
- The University is approved for payment for veterans.
- Averett University’s memberships include:
The following programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE):
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Post-Graduate Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Certificate
- The Baptist General Association of Virginia
- Averett welcomes students of all faiths or no faith backgrounds.
- Averett University has been ranked no. 13 best regional liberal arts college in the South by U.S. News & World Report, climbing from last year’s ranking at no. 17. In addition, Averett climbed in other rankings, being named the sixth best regional college in the South for veterans in 2019 (up from seventh last year), as well as the fourth-ranking Southern regional college for best value (up from ninth in 2018).
- The Princeton Review has ranked Averett as one of the “Best in the Southeast” in its “Best Colleges: Region by Region” guide for the fourth consecutive year.
- TheBestColleges.org ranked Averett as one of the “Best Associate in Business Administration Programs” in 2020.
- Affordable Colleges Online has ranked Averett among the Best Online Colleges in Virginia for 2018.
- Averett has also been named one of Virginia’s top colleges for return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online.
- Colleges of Distinction has named Averett a 2020-2021 College of Distinction, “chosen for its continued commitment to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.”
- For the fifth consecutive year, Averett has been ranked among the top 20 percent of America’s most military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs magazine.
- Averett has been recognized by Masters-in-Accounting.org as having one of the 50 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Accounting Programs in the U.S.
- Averett has also been recognized as one of the three safest colleges and universities in Virginia by stateuniversity.com.
- SR Education Group has ranked Averett University on the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Marketing list in its OnlineU guide.
- Center for Online Education has ranked Averett University as one of the 2017 Best Online Colleges in Virginia and one of the 2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges in Virginia.
- Grad School Hub has ranked Averett University’s online Master’s in Accounting degree program as the 14th most affordable among private non-profit colleges in 2018
- BestColleges.com has recognized Averett University as having one of the 15 Best Online Bachelor’s in Sports Management Programs