Accreditation

The accreditations listed below demonstrate the commitment of the faculty and administration of the University of Nebraska at Omaha to meet rigorous standards of academic quality. These standards include such factors as professional attainments of faculty, quality of research, library holdings, physical facilities and general support for the respective programs by funding authorities. Students, therefore, 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. 60604-1411; 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. 

UNO also has programs which are accredited or approved by the:

  • 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): Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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): American Library Association (ALA) The ALA/AASL accreditation is attached to the MA/MS program endorsement, not the BSED
  • Management Information Systems (BIS): Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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 Media (MA/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), on probation
  • Studio Art (BASA; BFA; k-12 Certification): National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

As part of its ongoing evaluative processes, UNO has instituted a comprehensive program of assessing student academic achievement, with special emphasis on student learning. This program involves a variety of activities, such as capstone courses, special examinations, performances, surveys, exit interviews, etc. All of these are designed to assess student learning, with a view to making changes and improvements as appropriate. The active and committed involvement of each person asked to participate is essential for this important program to achieve its intended purposes. Additional information is available from the Office of Academic Affairs, Eppley Administration Building 203.