Virginia Military Institute is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of VMI. Any inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation status of the Institute and not to general admission information.

VMI is a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Association of Virginia Colleges.

The chemistry curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society.

The civil, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering curricula are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The Economics and Business curriculum is accredited by AACSB International.