Highlands University is fully accredited by and in good standing with the Higher Learning Commission.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 312-263-0456.
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For additional information, please see the NMHU Institutional Accreditation web page.
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)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Accredited every 10 years; first accredited 1997; next accreditation 2027
School of Education
Rehabilitation Counseling – Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Previously CORE
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314
Accredited every 8 years; first accredited 2017; next accreditation 2023
State of New Mexico
New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)
Higher Education Department (HED)
120 S Federal PI STE 105
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Accredited every 6 years, first accredited in 2012, next accreditation 2022
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 2026
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
First approved 1950, next approval 2021
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
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Accredited every 10 years; first accredited in 2009; next accreditation 2024
Psychology Masters Program, Clinical/Counseling Track
Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
595 New Loudon Road, #265
Latham, NY 12110
Accredited every 10 years; first accredited in 2011; next accreditation 2021
Forestry Major, Management and Wildland Fire Concentrations
Society of American Foresters
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 315
Washington, DC 20037
First accredited 2014, last site visit and accreditation review 2019, next site visit and accreditation review 2030