Accreditation and Approval
Accreditation is a comprehensive review by a private, nongovernmental organization specifically created to review higher education institutions and programs for quality. Northeastern State University is accredited by:
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 N. LaSalle, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
FAX: (312) 263-7462
Specialized accreditation refers to an evaluation by a specialized accrediting body often associated with a national professional organization or with a specific discipline. NSU’s programs are accredited by several specialized accreditors. These are listed in the NSU Catalog.
Program approval refers to authorization to offer a specific program if it meets the state’s standards. All programs offered by the University are approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (655 Research Parkway, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, 405-225-9100) and by the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma (4900 Richmond Square, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, 405-848-3373).
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