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Accreditation Overview

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

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 rktucker@nmhu.edu.

For additional information, please see the NMHU Institutional Accreditation web page.

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 rktucker@nmhu.edu.

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

ACBSP
Approval Letter
Institutional Report


School of Education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-535-5990
Accredited every 8 years; first accredited 2017; next accreditation 2023

CACREP
Approval Letter

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

120 S Federal PI STE 105
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-476-8400
Accredited every 6 years, first accredited in 2012, next accreditation 2022

NMPED EARS Report
TITLE II REPORTS: National Teacher Preparation Data

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

CAEPNET
Approval Letter


Chemistry Program

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 800-333-9511
First approved 1950, next approval 2022

ACS
Approval Letter
Periodic Report


School of Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
BSW accredited every 8 years; first accredited in 1976; next accreditation 2028
MSW accredited every 8 years; first accredited in 1978; next accreditation 2028

CSWE
BSW Approval Letter
MSW Approval Letter


Nursing Program

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

CCNE
655 K Street, NW Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
P 202-887-6791
F 202-887-8476
Accredited every 10 years; first accredited in 2009; next accreditation 2024

CCNE
Approval Letter
Periodic Report
CCNE-Accreditation-Update-Letter-2018.pdf

 


Psychology Masters Program, Clinical/Counseling Track

Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council

595 New Loudon Road, #265
Latham, NY  12110
Accredited every 8 years; first accredited in 2011; next accreditation May 2022

MPCAC
Approval Letter
Interim Report


Forestry Major, Management and Wildland Fire Concentrations

Society of American Foresters

2121 K Street, NW, Suite 315
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 301.897.8720
First accredited 2014, last site visit and accreditation review 2019, next site visit and accreditation review 2030

Eforester