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Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations. Arkansas State University is accredited by the regional institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association.

Individual programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies for the respective programs, as noted below.

Additional Accreditations

  • College of Business
    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business -- International

    Accredited Degrees:
    • Accounting, BS, MAcc
    • Business Administration, BS, MBA
    • Economics, BS
    • Computer & Information Technology, BS 
    • Finance, BS 
    • International Business, BS 
    • Management, BS
    • Marketing, BS 

    Visit the AACSB website >>

    Network of International Business Schools
    Visit the NIBS website >>
  • College of Education and Behavioral Science
    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

    Accredited Degrees:

    Agri Education, BS, MSE
    • Art and Design, BFA
    Biology Education, MSE
    Business Technology, BSE, MSE
    • Curriculum & Instruction, MSE
    • Early Childhood Education, BSE, MSE
    • Early Childhood, Special Education, BSE
    • Educational Leadership, MSE, EdS
    • English Education, BSE, MSE
    • General Sciences, BSE
    • Gifted & Talented Education, MSE

    Languages, BSE
    • Mathematics Education, BSE, MSE
    • Mid-Level Education (4-8), BSE, MSE
    • Music Education, BME, MME
    • Physical Education, BSE, MSE
    • Reading, MSE, EdS
    • School Psychology, EdS
    • Social Science Education, BSE, MSE
    • Special Education (P-4), MSE
    • Special Education (4-12), MSE
    • Educational Theory and Practice, MSE

    Visit the CAEPNET website >>

    Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

    Accredited Degrees:

    School Counseling, MSE

    Visit the CACREP website >>

    Council for Rehabilitation Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Rehab Counseling, MSE

    Visit the CORE website >>

    National Association of School Psychologists

    Accredited Degrees:

    School Psychology, EdS

    Visit the NASP website >>

    Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Athletic Training, BS

    Visit the CAATE website >>

    Commission on Sport Management Accreditation

    Pending (Application in process):

    Sport Management, BS

    Athletic Administration, MS

    Visit the CSMA website >>
  • Engineering
    Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Engineering, BSEng
    Civil Engineering, BSCE

    • Mechanical Engineering, BSME
    • Electrical Engineering, BSEE

    Visit the ABET website >>
  • College of Liberal Arts & Communication
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design

    Accredited Degrees:

    Art, BA, BFA, MA
    • Art Education, BFA, MA

    Graphic Design, BFA

    Visit the NASAD website >>

    National Association of Schools of Music

    Accredited Degrees:

    Composition, BM, MM
    • Music, BA 

    Music Education, BSE, MME
    • Music Performance, BM, MM

    Visit the NASM website >>

    National Association of Schools of Theatre

    Accredited Degrees:

    Application in process

    Visit the NAST website >>
    Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Multimedia Journalism, BS
    Creative Media Production, BS

    • Strategic Communication, BS

    Visit the AEJMC website >>
    National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

    Accredited Degrees:

    Public Administration, MPA

    Visit the NASPAA website >>
  • College of Nursing & Health Professions
    National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

    Accredited Degrees:

    Nursing, MSN, BSN, AASN

    Visit the NLNAC website >>

    Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

    Accredited Degrees:

    Nurse Anesthesia, MSN

    Visit the COA website >>

    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Physical Therapy, DPT

    Physical Therapy Assistant, AAS

    Visit the CAPTE website >>

    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

    Accredited Degrees:

    Clinical Lab Scientist/Medical Technologist, BS
    Clinical Lab Technician/Medical Lab Tech, AAS

    Visit the NAACLS website >>

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Accredited Degrees:

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BS

    Visit the JRCDMS website >>

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology


    Accredited Degrees:

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Radiation Therapy

    Radiography, AAS

    Visit the JRCERT website >>

    Joint Review Committee on Nuclear Medicine Technology

    Accredited Degrees:

    Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS

    Visit the JRCNMT website >>

    Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

    Accredited Degrees:

    Communication Disorders, MCD

    Visit the CAAASLP website >>

    Council on Social Work Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Social Work, MSW, BSW

    Visit the CSWE website >>

    Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

    Accredited Degrees:

    Coordinated Program in Dietetics

    Visit the ACEND website >>

    Foundation for Higher Education Accreditation

    Accredited Degrees:

    Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, MS, BS, AAS

    Visit the FHEA website >>

    American Diabetes Association

    Accredited Program:

    • Diabetes Self-Management Program

    Visit the ADA website >>
  • College of Sciences & Mathematics
    American Chemical Society

    Accredited Degrees:

    Chemistry, BS

    Visit the ACS website >>

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Biology, BSE
    • Chemistry, BSE

    Mathematics, BSE
    • Physics, BSE

    Visit the NCATE website >>
  • Undergraduate Studies
    National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

    Accredited Program:

    Concurrent Enrollment

    Visit the NACEP website >>
  • ASU Museum
    American Association of Museums


    Visit the AAM website >>
  • International Center for English
    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

    Application in Process

    Visit the CEA website >>
  • Facilities Management
    APPA Award for Excellence, Facilities Management Evaluation Program

    Visit the APPA website >>
  • University Police Department
    Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

    Visit the CALEA website >>