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New Mexico Highlands University Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Highlands University is fully accredited by and in good standing with the Higher Learning Commission.

NMHU Accreditation Status

The Higher Learning Commission accredits approximately 1,000 colleges and universities that have a home base in one of 19 states that stretch from West Virginia to Arizona. HLC is a private, nonprofit regional accrediting agency.

HLC’s mission is to assure and advance the quality of higher learning. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The institutions HLC accredits include public, private not-for-profit, and proprietary institutions at degree levels from the associate’s through the doctoral degree level and from small, specialized institutions through large research universities.

Faculty, staff, students, parents, and others from the general public with questions regarding HLC’s work should contact the Higher Learning Commission by email at info@hlcommission.org or by phone at 312-263-0456.

For Highlands specific questions, please contact us at hlcinfo@nmhu.edu.

For additional information, please see the NMHU Institutional Accreditation webpage.

Program specific accreditation:

Several specific programs at Highlands University are also accredited by specialized accrediting agencies. These programs are listed below.


School of Business, Media and Technology

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420
Overland Park, KS 66211
Accredited every 10 years, first accredited 1997, next accreditation 2017

Website
Approval Letter
Institutional Report


School of Education

Rehabilitation Counseling – Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Previously CORE
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.535.5990
Accredited every 8 years, first accredited 2017, next accreditation 2020

Website
Approval Letter
Institutional Report

State of New Mexico
New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)
Higher Education Department (HED)

2048 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100
Phone: 505.476.8400
Accredited every 6 years, first accredited in 2012, next accreditation 2018

National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Previously NCATE
1140 19th St, Suite 400
Washington DC, 20036
Accredited every 6 years, first accredited in 2012, next accreditation 2018

Website
Approval Letter
Institutional Report


Chemistry Program

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.452.2135
First Approved 1950, next approval 2021

Website
Approval Letter
Periodic Report


School of Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

1725 Duke St, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
BSW accredited every 8 years, first accredited in 1976, next accreditation 2020
MSW accredited every 8 years, first accredited in 1978, next accreditation 2020

Website
BSW Approval Letter
MSW Approval Letter


Nursing Program

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 502
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.887.6791
Accredited every 10 years, first accredited in 2009, next accreditation 2019

Website
Approval Letter
Periodic Report


Psychology Masters Program, Clinical/Counseling Track

Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council

595 New Loudon Road, #265
Latham, NY  12110
Accredited every 10 years, first accredited in 2011, next accreditation 2021

Website
Approval Letter
Interim Report


Forestry Major, Management and Wildland Fire Concentrations

Society of American Foresters

10100 Laureate Way
Bethesda, MD 20814-2198
Phone: 301.897.8720
Accredited every 5 years, first accredited 2008, next accreditation 2019

Website
Approval Letter
Interim Report