Accreditation & Affiliation



The University of Valley Forge (UVF) operates under the supervision of a Board of Trustees representing the six geographic districts of the Assemblies of God in the Northeast area of the United States, as well as the Spanish Eastern District and the New York Korean District.

Regional Accreditation

The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education – the same accreditation enjoyed by nearly all the major educational institutions throughout the Northeast.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


State Authorization

The University is authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. University of Valley Forge – Virginia Campus (UVF-VC), located at 13909 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), located at 101 N. 14TH Street, James Monroe Bldg., Richmond, VA 23219. All courses, degrees, and certificates offered in the Commonwealth of Virginia are approved by the University of Valley Forge (UVF) Board of Trustees, located at 1401 Charlestown, Road, Phoenixville, PA who are authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education, located at 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.


The University is an institutional participant in the SARA initiative (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements). This allows the University to make its online academic programs more widely available and accept enrollments from students in many other states.



The University is endorsed by the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education as the regional university for the Northeast.


The University is an Associate Member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Among its Governing Members, the CCCU includes highly respected institutions such as Eastern University, Geneva College, Houghton College, Malone University, Messiah College, Regent University, Roberts Wesleyan College, Vanguard University, and Wheaton College.

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Program Accreditation

The UVF Social Work program is nationally recognized by the Council on Social Work Education and has been accredited by CSWE since 2012. The UVF Social Work program recently completed a comprehensive self-study for CSWE and has been reaffirmed for the period of 2016- 2024. This national accreditation enables graduates of the UVF Social Work program to be eligible for advanced-standing in CSWE accredited Master’s level social work program thereby eliminating one year of a two year Master’s program. View the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes for the Social Work program.