Accreditation

Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Approvals and Additional Accreditation

Select an area of study to learn more about additional approvals and accreditations and/or restrictions applicable to programs offered within that area.

  • Business and Information Technology

    ABET

    Purdue Global's School of Business and Information Technology has received programmatic accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET for the following programs:

    With ABET accreditation, students, employers, and all those served by the University can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

    ABET
    415 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Tel: 410.347.7700
    Website: www.abet.org

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    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

    Programs in the School of Business and Information Technology have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP accreditation includes the following Purdue Global business degree programs:

    ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
    11520 West 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66213
    Tel: 913-339-9356
    Fax: 913-339-6226
    www.acbsp.org

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

    Purdue Global's Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in financial planning is a CFP Board-Registered Program in financial planning education. The Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in financial planning meets the specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification.

    Individuals who meet CFP Board's education requirement are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Successful completion of the education and examination components completes two of the core prerequisites to obtain CFP® certification.

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

    The Society for Human Resource Management

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the following programs fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates:

    • Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in human resources
    • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in human resources
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in human resources

    The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines—created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, 2013, and 2017—are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. Purdue University Global has been granted alignment through 2025.

  • Health Sciences

    American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

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    The Purdue University Global Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program is approved by the AHIMA Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP). This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer-review process using a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions to be acknowledged as offering an AHIMA-approved coding certificate program.

    A directory of AHIMA-approved programs, which includes Purdue Global’s certificate program, may be found at www.ahima.org/education/academic-affairs/PCAP.

    Commission for Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

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    The Health Information Management accreditor of Purdue University Global is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028–2029. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

    Effective May 15, 2020, the Medical Assistant Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
    Education Programs
    9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
    Seminole, FL 33775
    Tel: 727-210-2350
    Website: www.caahep.org

    Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

    Purdue Global, which offers the Master of Health Informatics and Master of Health Information Management programs, is recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as an Approved Education Partner (AEP). As a HIMSS AEP, Purdue Global has met HIMSS’s rigorous standards for delivering world-class, effective health care and health IT education. HIMSS-approved educational programs provide advanced knowledge in health information and technology or health care and prepare candidates to sit for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.

    A directory of HIMSS-approved programs, which includes the Purdue Global Master of Health Informatics and Master of Health Information Management, may be found at www.himss.org/find-approved-education-partner.

  • Legal Studies

    Concord Law School

    Concord Law School is authorized to operate as a degree-granting institution in the state of California and is accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California:

    180 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Tel: 415-538-2000
    Website: www.calbar.ca.gov

    Concord’s degree-granting authority in connection with its students qualifying to take the California Bar Examination and obtaining admission to the practice of law in California (Juris Doctor Program) is based on its accreditation by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California.

    If study is completed in conformance with Title IV, Division 1 of the Rules of the State Bar of California (Admission Rules) and all other requirements are met, graduates of the Juris Doctor program are eligible to sit for the California Bar Examination and obtain admission to practice law in California.

    National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

    NALA, the professional association for paralegals, recognizes the Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services, the Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services, and the Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate as meeting the coursework criteria for eligibility to sit for the Certified Paralegal Examination.

    NALA Headquarters
    7666 East 61st Street, Suite 315
    Tulsa, OK 74133
    Email: nalanet@nala.org

  • Nursing

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and postgraduate APRN certificate programs at Purdue Global are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC 20001
    Tel: 202-887-6791

    Iowa Board of Nursing

    The Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

    Iowa Board of Nursing
    400 SW 8th Street, Suite B
    Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
    Tel: 515-281-3255

    Maine State Board of Nursing

    The Associate of Science in Nursing program is granted initial approval by the Maine State Board of Nursing:

    161 Capitol Street
    158 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0158
    Tel: 207-287-1133

    Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

    The Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services can be contacted at:

    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    Regulation and Licensure
    PO Box 95007
    Lincoln, NE 68509-5007

  • Public Safety

    Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education

    Purdue Global is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education institution:

    16825 South Seton Avenue
    Emmitsburg, MD 21727
    Tel: 301-447-1000
    Fax: 301-447-1346
    Website: www.usfa.fema.gov/

    International Fire Service Accreditation Congress

    Purdue Global's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received programmatic accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) for the following programs:

    International Fire Service Accreditation Congress
    IFSAC Administrative Office
    1812 Tyler Avenue
    Stillwater, OK 74078

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

    The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

    The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis and the Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination given by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®)

    The ABAI has also verified the course sequence of the Master of Science in Psychology’s applied behavior analysis concentration and the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the BACB's Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Please refer to the BACB’s website for full eligibility requirements (www.BACB.com).

    The BACB can be contacted at:

    Behavior Analyst Certification Board
    8051 Shaffer Parkway
    Littleton, CO 80127
    Tel: 720-438-4321

    National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission

    The Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions, the Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in addictions, and the Graduate Certificate in Addictions are accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (nasacaccreditation.org).

U.S. State and Other Approvals

Refer to the Licensure and State Authorization page for more information.

Memberships

  • The Associate of Applied Science in Human ServicesBachelor of Science in Human Services and Master of Science in Human Services programs are members of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The CSHSE can be contacted at:

    Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
    3337 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314

  • The NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals) has designated Purdue Global as an Approved Education Provider for meeting nationally approved standards of education for the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling field. This approval includes the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions, the Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in addictions, and the Graduate Certificate in Addictions. The NAADAC can be contacted at:

    44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Website: naadac.org Tel: 703-741-7686

Additional Approvals

Purdue Global also holds additional approvals and authorizations.

  • Purdue Global is an authorized participant of the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.25, Change 3 (Voluntary Education Programs), effective July 7, 2014; as a result, Purdue Global is authorized to receive military tuition assistance (TA) funds.
  • Purdue Global is approved and authorized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive veterans educational benefit funds. NOTE: Purdue Global complies with Title 38/10 requirements, and notably Sec. 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018.
  • Purdue Global has SAA approval (state specific) for many of its programs open to enrollment for those eligible to receive Veteran Educational Benefits.
  • Purdue Global is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Purdue Global programs are recognized by the following agencies and federal laws:
    • Dislocated Workers Center
    • Iowa Workforce Development Center (TAA)
    • Job Training Partnership Act
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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