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Accreditation and Memberships

Accreditation and Memberships

  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, telephone (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456, FAX (312) 263-7462 or https://www.hlcommission.org/
  • All academic programs submitted to the Ohio Department of Higher Education for review and approval
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

  • Approved liberal arts and profession-oriented university for the East Central Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene
  • Member of the Crossroads League
  • Member of the Association of Governing Boards
  • Member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
  • Member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Member of the Council of Independent Colleges
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Member of the National Christian College Athletic Association
  • Member of the Ohio College Association
  • Member of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation (https://www.ccneaccreditation.org). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at MVNU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
    • Since 2009; affirmed through 2024
  • The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at MVNU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
    • Since 2021; affirmed through 2027
  • Ohio Board of Nursing - Certificate of Full Approval
  • Department of Music accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
  • The following Initial educator preparation programs accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP, 2022) and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education P-5
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/Elementary Intervention P-5
    • Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Language Arts
    • Bachelor of Science in Integrated Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/Health Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Professional Educator’s License
      • Licensure areas:, Elementary Education (P-5), Middle Childhood Education, Integrated Business, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Physical Education/Health Education, Visual Arts Education, Spanish Education, Life Science Education, Physical Science Education
    • Master of Arts in Education – Intervention Specialist (K-12)
    • Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement (4-6)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Accountability Measures 2024 Report
  • Social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • School of Christian Ministry ordination preparation programs meet the outcomes-based ministerial education preparation requirement of the Church of the Nazarene's International Course of Study Advisory Committee (ICOSAC). The programs were validated by ICOSAC, adopted by the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene and approved by the Board of General Superintendents as recognized ministerial education courses of study for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.

Public Statement

This public statement is to inform stakeholders, and interested parties, that MVNU is voluntarily withdrawing as a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) at the end of the 2023-2024 membership year. This means that the business programs at MVNU will no longer be accredited by ACBSP.

Please be assured that providing a quality business education for our students remains of utmost importance to the traditional Business Department and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. MVNU, as a whole, continues to be regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which ensures and champions quality higher education and continuous improvement in its member institutions.

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