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Accreditation and Institutional Memberships

Pittsburg 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:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • 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 and Counseling Accreditation Council
  • National Recreation and Park Association: Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • ABET - accreditation for the baccalaureate programs in construc­tion engineering technology, electronics engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, me­chanical engine­ering technology and plastics engineering technology.
  • Council for Accreditation of Counsel­ing and Related Educational Programs - MS in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Emphasis)
  • 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
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (preschool - Family & Consumer Sciences)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

The university has institutional member­ships in the following:

  • AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • AASCU - American Association of State Colleges & Universities
  • AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • ACUA - Association of College & University Auditors
  • ACUPCC - American College & University President's Climate Commitment
  • APPA/CAPPA - (Central) Association of Higher Ed Facilities Officers
  • BMI - Broadcast Music
  • CASE - Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • CUPA - College and University Personnel Association
  • HLC - Higher Learning Commission
  • MIAA - Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics
  • NACUA - National Association of College & University Attorneys
  • NACUBO/CACUBO - National/Central Association of College & University Business Officers
  • NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • SEK, INC. - Southeast Kansas Inc.