General Information

For general information about the College, visit: https://www.csc.edu/about/.

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, 
  • the Master of Science in Organizational Management degree, and
  • the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

CSC has attained the following specialized program accreditations: 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 of Schools of Music.

Education Accreditation

The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. CAEP consolidated NCATE and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) creating the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
In addition, the Education Program is formally accredited through the State of Nebraska's Department of Education.

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.

Business

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.

Music

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.