Graceland University’s academic standards ensure that our degrees will be recognized by educational, business and professional communities.

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Fully accredited.

Established in 1895, Graceland University has always strived to maintain the highest academic integrity possible. The university undergoes a rigorous accreditation process on a regular basis.

Below are Graceland’s current accreditations.

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Graceland University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1920. Graceland’s accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2017, and the next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2027.

Obtain an official copy of Graceland University’s HLC accreditation details.

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Graceland University’s online programs have been approved by the State of Iowa to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education, and Graceland has been a member since February 2016. Membership requires annual renewal, which takes place each February.

Graceland is approved to operate in Missouri by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

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Graceland University’s undergraduate Teacher Education program is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE).

Full accreditation from the IDOE was most recently renewed January 11, 2024, after a September 2023 review. It will be up for renewal in 2029 when Graceland will participate in an on-site accreditation review.

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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. View Graceland’s accreditation details.

The master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa State Board of Nursing. View Iowa MSN accreditation. View Iowa DNP accreditation.

The baccalaureate degrees in nursing have full approval status with the Iowa and Missouri State Boards of Nursing. View Iowa BSN accreditation. View Missouri pass rates.