National Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). NCA is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Founded in 1895, the NCA accredits public and private educational institutions serving 19 Midwestern, South-Central and a few Western states, including: Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
In addition to Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation, the following business and business-related programs of National Louis University's College of Professional Studies and Advancement (CPSA) have been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE review process requires the institution to develop and submit a self-study covering these programs, to have a site visit by a trained team of peer reviewers, and to be reviewed by the IACBE Board of Commissioners. The IACBE is the accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education. The IACBE's philosophy of accreditation is centered on student learning and operational outcomes, which makes it flexible and adaptable.
National Louis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Health Services Administration
- Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development
- Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership
- Bachelor of Science in Management
- Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
2013-14 Annual Report (pdf)