Academic Program Review

Institutional Accreditation Information for Academic Programs

Authorization Statement to Grant Degrees

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, click here

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