Undergraduate 2017-2018

Accreditation and Affiliation

Since 1916, the University has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Various academic programs currently have special accreditation by the following:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  • College Reading and Learning Association
  • Colorado Department of Education
  • Colorado State Board of Nursing
  • CAATE: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education
  • International Association of Counseling Services
  • National Association of Schools of Art & Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Association of School Psychologists


UNC holds membership to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Higher Education Consortium for Special Education, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities, University Council for Educational Administration, Western Association of Graduate Schools, and other educational organizations.