Accreditation

The accreditations named herein demonstrate the commitment of the faculty and administration of the University of Nebraska at Omaha to meet rigorous higher education standards. These standards include such factors as faculty credentials, program quality, and general support by funding authorities. Students can be assured their educational experiences at UNO will meet high standards of quality.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission which is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The commission can be contacted at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL. 60604-1413; telephone 800-621-7440/312-263-0456; fax 312-263-7462; email info@hlcommission.org. Course credits from the University of Nebraska at Omaha are accepted by other member colleges and universities of the Higher Learning Commission and by member institutions of other regional accrediting agencies.  Higher Learning Commission accreditation applies to the entire institution and all its programs.

In addition, UNO also has been granted the following program-specific accreditations:

  • Art History (BA): National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Athletic Training: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), on probation
  • Aviation: Specialization in Air Transport Administration (BS): Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
  • Business Administration (BSBA, MBA, EMBA, MAcc, MEcon): AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Chemistry (BA/BS): American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Computer Science (BSCS): ABET
  • Counseling: Concentration in Community Counseling (MA/MS): Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Counseling: Concentration in School Counseling (MA/MS): Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Educational Leadership (MS, EdS, EdD): National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Elementary Education (BSED; MS): National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Library Science (BSED): National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Management Information Systems (BIS): ABET
  • Music Composition (BM): National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Music Conducting (MM): National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Music Education (BM; MM): National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Music Performance (BM; MM): National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Public Administration (MPA): Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Public Health (BS): Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Reading/Literacy (MS): National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • School Library (MS/Endorsement): American Library Association/American Association of School Librarians; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • School Psychology (MA/MS/EdS): National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Secondary Education (BSED; MS): National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Social Work (BSSW; MSW): Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Special Education (BSED; MS): National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MA/MS): Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Studio Art (BASA; BFA; k-12 Certification): National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)