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Institutional and Program Accreditation 

Chadron State College (CSC) is authorized by the Nebraska Legislature to offer undergraduate degree programs and selected master-level degree programs. Continuation and development of applied research and public services activities are additional, legislatively mandated priorities.

As an institution CSC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604; 1-800-621-7440) to confer

  • residential and online baccalaureate degrees,
  • the Master of Education degree,
  • the Master of Arts in Education degree,
  • the Master of Business Administration degree, and
  • the Master of Science in Organizational Management degree.

CSC has attained the following specialized program accreditation: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education through CAEP, Council on Social Work Education, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, and National Association for Schools of Music.

Education Accreditation

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. NCATE and the TEAC/NCATE consolidation into the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Social Work

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a nonprofit national association. The Association’s Commission of Accreditation is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet them. CSWE is recognized by CHEA.


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. ACBSP is recognized by CHEA.


The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate music degrees and other credentials. Institutional Membership is gained only through a peer review process of accreditation.  NASM is recognized by CHEA.