Northwestern State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, telephone number (404-679-4500) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and specialist’s degrees. It is a member in good standing of the Association of American Colleges and also of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
All degree programs at the bachelor’s level in education and those leading to the Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Graduate School is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.
The Associate of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Masters of Science in Nursing programs are approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. The Associate of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Bachelor of Science program in Radiologic Sciences is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Master of Science degree in Psychology, Clinical is accredited by the Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council.
Baccalaureate degree programs in the School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The Fine and Graphic Arts program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). All degree programs in music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The baccalaureate degree in Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
All degree programs in Family and Consumer Sciences are accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Electronics and Industrial Engineering Technology degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. The baccalaureate degree program in Computer Information Systems is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
The Social Work program is accredited at the bachelor’s level by the Council on Social Work Education. The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Northwestern State University
175 Sam Sibley Dr
Natchitoches, LA 71497
Toll Free: 800.327.1903