Bethany is accredited by or holds membership in:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • Appalachian College Association
  • Association of American Colleges
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Division of Higher Education of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • East Central Colleges
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division III
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • The Higher Learning Commission
  • North Central Association
  • Presidents' Athletic Conference