Accreditation & Memberships

Ben Lippen School is a ministry of Columbia International University.

Columbia International University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional, and doctoral levels.

Ben Lippen School is accredited by the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), Cognia (formerly AdvancED), and the Small Boarding School Association (SBSA).

Ben Lippen is a member of SCISA (South Carolina Independent School Association). SCISA provides a structure within which member schools share an awareness of mutual problems and experiences, profit from each others’ handling of these problems, and have the advantage in the operation of their respective schools and the expertise and data that is collected by and available to the Association.

The Council on Educational Standards and Accountability
P.O. Box 440188
Kennesaw, Georgia 30160
(770) 268-9355
Cognia (formerly AdvancEd)
South Carolina Office
3790 Fernandina Road, Suite 203
Columbia, SC 29210
(888) 413-3669, ext. 5652
South Carolina Independent School Association
P.O. Drawer 690
Orangeburg, SC 29116
(803) 535-4820
Small Boarding School Association
National Blue Ribbon School Awardee