Academic Program Review
Institutional Accreditation Information for Academic Programs
Authorization Statement to Grant
The following information provides documentation for academic programs
seeking initial candidacy, accredited or continued accredited status:
The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) has constitutional authority over Arizona’s public universities to operate and grant degrees. Policies 2.220 (Awarding of Degrees) and 2.221 (Academic Degree Programs) in the ABOR Policy Manual describe how state universities gain authorization to offer specific degrees.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) accredits
Northern Arizona University which is extended through 2017-2018. Northern Arizona University, a research high
Carnegie classification, is in good standing with the HLC of NCA with
authorization to offer degrees through the doctoral level at multiple locations
throughout the state of Arizona.
For more information on Northern Arizona University’s accreditation,