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The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program) at Valparaiso University, is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001
Tel: 202.887.6791

The following organizations have accredited or approved Valparaiso University and/or various departments within the university.


The Higher Learning Commission (University-wide accreditation)

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604-1411
Tel: 800.621.7440; Fax: 312.263.7462
Accreditation granted: 01/01/1929
Most recent reaffirmation of accreditation: 2017-2018
Next reaffirmation of accreditation: 2027-2028

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036
Tel: 202.223.0077

Indiana Department of Education

Indiana Government Center North, 9th Floor, 100 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: 317.232.6610

National Association of Schools of Music

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA, 20190
Tel: 703.437.0700

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Tel: 703.535.5990

Council on Social Work Education

333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Tel: 703.683.8080

AACSB International

777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: 813.769.6500


415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201
Tel: 410.347.7700

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education [Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)]

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001
Tel: 202.887.6791

Indiana State Board of Nursing [Bachelor of Science in Nursing]

Indiana Government Center South, Room W072, 402 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, 46204
Tel: 317.232.2960

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. [Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA)]

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Valparaiso University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Valparaiso University.  Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.  The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2032.  The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

3325 Paddocks Parkway, Suite 345, Suwanee, GA 30024
Tel: 770.476.1224

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education [Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)]

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E, Bethesda, MD 20814
ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA


The American Chemical Society

1155 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036
Tel: 800.333.9511 (US and Canada) or 614.447.3776 (outside North America)

American Music Therapy Association

8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD  20910
Tel: 301.589.3300; Fax 301.589.5175

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130, Boulder, CO, 80301
Tel: 720.680.1600

Valparaiso University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.