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Academic Accreditations & Campus Endorsements

Accrediting organizations set the academic standards by which their member institutions must comply. This quality assurance process is performed by private membership associations. Arkansas State University is accredited by the regional institutional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, IL.

Individual programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies for the respective programs, as noted below.

Additional Accreditations

  • College of Business
    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business -- International

    Accredited Degrees:
    • Accounting, BS, MAcc
    • Business Administration, BS, MBA
    • Economics, BS
    • Finance, BS
    • Global Supply Chain Management, BS
    • Information Systems and Business Analytics, BS
    • International Business, BS
    • Management, BS
    • Marketing, BS

    Visit the AACSB website >>
  • College of Education and Behavioral Science
    Association for Play Therapy

    Accredited Degrees:

    Play Therapy, GC

    Visit the A4PT website >>

    Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, EdS

    Visit the CACREP website >>

    Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Agricultural Education, BSA
    • Art and Design, BFA
    • Business Technology, MAT
    • Curriculum & Instruction, MSE
    • Early Childhood Education, MSE
    • Elementary Education, BSE
    • Educational Leadership, MSE, EdS
    • English Education, BSE
    • Gifted, Talented & Creative Education, MSE

    • Master of Art in Teaching, MAT
    • Mathematics Education, BSE
    • Mid-Level Education, BSE
    • Music Education, BME
    • Physical Education, BSE
    • Reading, MSE, EdS
    • School Counseling, MSE
    • Social Science Education, BSE
    • Special Education (K-12), BSE, MSE, MAT
    • World Languages & Cultures, BSE

    Visit the CAEPNET website >>

    Commission on Sport Management Accreditation

    The sport management degree program) at Arkansas State University have received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:

    • B. S. Sport Management
    • M. S. Sport Administration

    Visit the COSMA website >>

    National Association of School Psychologists

    Accredited Degrees:

    School Psychology, EdS

    Visit the NASP website >>
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

    Accredited Degrees:

    Civil Engineering, BSCE

    • Mechanical Engineering, BSME
    • Electrical Engineering, BSEE

    Visit the ABET website >>
  • College of Liberal Arts & Communication
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design

    Accredited Degrees:

    Art, BA, BFA
    • Art Education, BFA, MA

    Graphic Design, BFA

    Visit the NASAD website >>

    National Association of Schools of Music

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Composition, BM, MM
    • Music, BM
       ◦ Concentrations: Composition, Instrumental Performance, Keyboard Performance, Voice Performance • Music, MM
       ◦ Concentrations: Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting (Choral, Instrumental), Performance-Instrumental or Vocal, Piano Pedagogy

    Music Education, BSE
    Music Education, BME
       ◦ Instrumental Music
       ◦ Vocal Music
    Music Education, MME
       ◦ Choral
       ◦ Instrumental
    • Music Performance, BM, MM

    Visit the NASM website >>

    National Association of Schools of Theatre

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Theatre, BA (General)

    Application in process

    • Theatre, BA (Acting, Design Technology, Musical Theatre)

    Visit the NAST website >>

    Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Multimedia Journalism, BS


    Visit the AEJMC website >>

    Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration

    Accredited Degrees:

    Public Administration, MPA

    Visit the NASPAA website >>
  • College of Nursing & Health Professions
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

    Accredited Degrees:

    Nursing, MSN, BSN, AASN
    Nursing, DNP (Candidacy)

    Visit the ACEN website >>

    Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

    Accredited Degrees:

    Nurse Anesthesia, DNP (Candidacy), MSN

    Visit the COA website >>

    Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Athletic Training, M.A.T.

    Visit the CAATE website >>

    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Physical Therapy, DPT

    Physical Therapy Assistant, AAS

    Visit the CAPTE website >>

    Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Occupational Therapist Assistant, AAS
    • Occupational Therapy Doctorate, OTD

    Visit the ACOTE website >>

    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

    Accredited Degrees:

    Clinical Lab Scientist/Medical Technologist, BS
    Clinical Lab Technician/Medical Lab Tech, AAS

    Visit the NAACLS website >>

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology)

    Accredited Degrees:

    • Radiologic Sciences, emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BSRS

    Visit the CAAHEP website >>

    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology


    Accredited Degrees:

    • Radiologic Sciences, emphasis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, BSRS
    • Radiologic Sciences, emphasis in Radiation Therapy, BSRS

    • Radiologic Sciences, emphasis in Radiography, BSRS

    Visit the JRCERT website >>

    Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

    Accredited Degrees:

    Communication Disorders, MCD

    Visit the ASHA website >>

    Council on Social Work Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Social Work, MSW, BSW

    Visit the CSWE website >>

    Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

    Accredited Degrees:

    Coordinated Program in Dietetics, MS

    Visit the ACEND website >>

    Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Education

    Accredited Degrees:

    Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, MS, BS, AAS

    Visit the CAEMHSE website >>

    Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions

    Status: Letter of Review

    Paramedic, AAS, TC

    Visit the CoAEMSP website >>

    American Diabetes Association

    Accredited Program:

    • Diabetes Self-Management Program

    Visit the ADA website >>

    Arkansas Department of Health Emergency Medical Services

    Accredited Program:

    • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic CP Program

    Visit the Arkansas Department of Health Emergency Medical Services website >>
  • College of Sciences & Mathematics
    American Chemical Society

    Accredited Degrees:

    Chemistry, BS

    Visit the ACS website >>
  • University College
    National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

    Accredited Program:

    Concurrent Enrollment

    Visit the NACEP website >>
  • ASU Museum
    American Association of Museums


    Visit the AAM website >>
  • International Center for English
    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

    Accredited Program:

    English Learning Academy

    Visit the CEA website >>
  • Facilities Management
    APPA Award for Excellence, Facilities Management Evaluation Program

    Visit the APPA website >>
  • University Police Department
    Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

    Visit the CALEA website >>