Accreditation and Institutional Memberships  

Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604.  In addition, Pittsburg State University holds accreditation for academic programs from the follow­ing: 

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (for bachelor’s and master’s)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • National Recreation and Park Association: Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • ABET, Inc. - accreditation for the baccalaureate programs in construc­tion engineering technology, construction management, electronics engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, me­chanical engine­ering technology and plastics engineering technology.
  • The university is on the list of approved schools published by the American Chemical Society, and The Foundry Education Foundation.
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (preschool - Family & Consumer Sciences)
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • Kansas State Board of Education
  • Kansas State Board of Nursing


   The university has institutional member­ships in the following:

  • AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • AASCU - American Association of State Colleges & Universities
  • AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • ACUA - Association of College & University Auditors
  • ACUPCC - American College & University President's Climate Commitment
  • APPA/CAPPA - (Central) Association of Higher Ed Facilities Officers
  • BMI - Broadcast Music
  • CASE - Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • CUPA - College and University Personnel Association
  • HLC - Higher Learning Commission
  • MIAA - Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics
  • NACUA - National Association of College & University Attorneys
  • NACUBO/CACUBO - National/Central Association of College & University Business Officers
  • NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • SESAC - Society of European Stage Authors and Composers
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