Edward Waters College is licensed by the State Board of Independent Colleges (SBIC), and is approved for training veterans under Public Law 94-502 and the Florida Department of Education. Further, EWC maintains formal membership with the following professional organizations:

  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Florida Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (FACTE)
  • Florida Association for Colleges and Universities (FACU)
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF)
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Council for Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • National Association for Academic Advising (NACADA)
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • International Association of Colleges of Business Education (IACBE)