Samford University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS) to award associate, bachelors, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. This status was most recently affirmed in 2007, continuing a relationship that Samford has enjoyed with SACS since 1920.

The Brock School of Business also is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which is a mark of excellence recognized worldwide and held by less than 5% of business schools worldwide.