Graceland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Graceland University's HLC Accreditation.

NC-SARA Accreditation

Graceland University has been approved by Iowa to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

CAEP: Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation

Graceland University's graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP).

Iowa Dept of Education seal Graceland University’s teacher undergraduate education program is approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

CCNE Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Graceland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202)887.6791.
The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing.