HLC Accreditation

Northeastern State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission located at 230 North LaSalle Street. Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604- 1411. The HLC can be contacted at: 800-621-7440 or by email at 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 (3555 N.W. 58th Street, Suite 320, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, 405-942-8817).

Northeastern State University was last accredited in 2011-2012 and will host a comprehensive re-accreditation visit in October 2021. Find out more on NSU's HLC Accreditation page.

Specialty Accreditations

Educator Preparation Programs

NSU's educator preparation programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. The Accreditation of Educator Preparation is located at located at 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; phone number is 202-233-0077. The Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability is located at 840 Research Parkway, Suite 455, Oklahoma City, OK 73104; phone number is 405-522-5399.

  • Art Education, B.A. Ed.
  • Cherokee Education, B.A. Ed.
  • Early Childhood Education, B.S. Ed.
  • Elementary Education, B.S. Ed.
  • English Education, B.A. Ed.
  • Health & Physical Education, B.S. Ed.
  • Library Media and Information Technology, M.S.
  • Mathematics Education, B.S. Ed.
  • Reading, M. Ed.
  • School Administration, M. Ed.
  • Science Education, B.S. Ed.
  • Social Studies Education, B.A. Ed.
  • Spanish Education, B.A. Ed.
  • Special Education - Mild/Moderate Disabilities, B.S. Ed.

Oklahoma College of Optometry

Northeastern State University's Oklahoma College of Optometry Professional Doctoral Degree (O.D.) program has full accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) located at 243 N. Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141; phone number is 314-991-4100.

Baccalaureate and Masters Nursing Programs

The NSU baccalaureate and masters nursing programs, Nursing, B.S.N. and Nursing, M.S.N. are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia; phone number is 404-975-5000.

Bachelor and Master of Business Administration Programs

The Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration programs offered through the College of Business and Technology are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs located at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213; phone number is 913-339-9356.

  • Accounting, B.B.A.
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis, M.S.
  • Business Administration, B.B.A.
  • Business Administration, M.B.A.
  • Entrepreneurship, B.B.A.
  • Finance, B.B.A.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management, B.B.A.
  • Information Systems, B.B.A.
  • International Business Management, B.B.A.
  • Management, B.B.A.
  • Marketing, B.B.A.
  • Professional Business Administration, M.B.A.

Didactic Program in Dietetics

The Northeastern State University Didactic Program in Dietetics (Nutritional Science: Dietetics, B.S.) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the American Dietetic Association located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; phone number is 312-899-5400.

Bachelor and Master of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work (Social Work, B.S.W.) program and the Master of Social Work (Social Work, M.S.W.) are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education located at 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457; phone number is 703-683-8080.

Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology (Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association located at 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850-3289; phone number is 800-498-2071.

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music, B.A.) and Bachelor of Music Education (Music Education, B.M.E.) degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music located at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190; phone number is 703-437-0700.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.) program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences located at 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; phone number is 773-714-8880.

Chemistry Programs

NSU's chemistry programs are approved by the American Chemical Society located at 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; phone number for US and Canada is 1-800-333-9511 and the phone number outside of North America is 614-447-3776.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (Occupational Therapy, M.S.) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; phone number is 301-652-6611.

Master of Science in Counseling

The Master of Science in Counseling (Counseling, M.S.) program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs located at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone number is 703-535-5990.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

The Physician Assistant Studies, M.S. program has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.  ARC-PA is located at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek, GA 30097, 770-476-1224.