In 2001, Fort Hays State University embarked on a new and exciting chapter in its century long development as an academic institution in the state of Kansas. Having received the support of the Kansas Board of Regents, the University embraced a new model of accreditation called the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). The North Central Association (NCA) has allowed member institutions to pursue a track which seeks to adopt the guiding principles of continuous quality improvement as its guiding force. Fort Hays State University has accepted this challenge.

Institutional Accreditation

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, USA, 800.621.7411; or 312.263.0456.

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.
Next Review: 2014-2015

Specialized Program Accreditations

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Next Review: Application to Candidacy

Association of Graduate Liberal Studies
Next Review: Full membership

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (BSN and MSN)
Next Review: 2019

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Next Review: 2019

Council on Social Work Education
Next Review: 2019

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Next Review: 2016

Kansas State Board of Education
Next Review: 2017

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Next Review: 2019

National Association of Schools of Music
Next Review: 2022

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Next Review: 2017

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (M.S. in SLP)
Next Review: 2013

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