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Accreditation and Institutional Memberships

PHigher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliationittsburg State University is accredited by:
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602-2504

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In addition, Pittsburg State University holds accreditation for academic programs from the follow­ing:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (for bachelor’s and master’s)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Masters of Psychology Accreditation Council
  • National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • Human Resource Development Accreditation Association
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • The baccalaureate programs in construc­tion engineering technology, electronics engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, me­chanical engine­ering technology and plastics engineering technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, Maryland 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700 or http://www.abet.org.
  • The clinical mental health counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counsel­ing and Related Educational programs.
  • The university is on the list of approved schools published by the American Chemical Society, and The Foundry Education Foundation.
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

The university has institutional member­ships in the following:

  • Amer­ican Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association of College and University Auditors
  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
  • Council of Higher Education Accreditation
  • College and University Personnel Association
  • The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools
  • Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
  • National Association of College & University Attorneys
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers
  • National Association of Educational Buyers, Inc.
  • National Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Communication Association
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education