National University System Accreditations, Approvals, and Memberships

National University

  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Accredited by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for educator preparation programs
  • Approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
  • Approved by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the offering of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
  • Designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE IAE) for the Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance program
  • Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the offering of the Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies, and Paralegal Specialist Certificates
  • Approved by the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) for the offering of the Professional Certificate in Marine Technology
  • Approved by the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CCADAC) for the offering of the Associate of Science in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) for the offering of the Master of Public Health
  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the offering of the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) for the BS Radiation Therapy program
  • Approved by the Nevada State Board of Education
  • Certified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management
  • A member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • Approved to train veterans under Title 38, U.S. Code (GI Bill)
  • Approved for student financial aid by the Department of Education
  • A member of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)
  • Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students
  • A member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) through its American Language and Intercultural Studies program
  • A participant in the Servicemembers Opportunity College network (SOC)
  • Approved for Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and U.S. government tuition assistance. Students in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Rancho Cordova who qualify may enroll in the Army or Air Force ROTC cross-enrollment programs.
  • National University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
    • Master of Accountancy
    • Master of Arts
      • Human Resources Management
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Science
      • Organizational Leadership
      • Management Information Systems
    • Bachelor of Arts
      • Management
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science
      • Accountancy
      • Financial Management
      • Organizational Leadership

City University of Seattle

  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the degree programs in the School of Management
  • Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
  • Globally accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for the Master of Science in Project Management
  • Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance by the by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security
  • Authorized by the Washington State Board of Education and the Professional Standards Board of the State of Washington to offer a teacher certification program, as well as school counselor, principal, and superintendent certification programs
  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling emphases within the Master of Arts in Counseling Program

In British Columbia, Canada, City University of Seattle is:

  • Approved by the Degree Quality Assessment Board of the Province
  • Granted the Education Quality Assurance designation by the Minister of Advanced Education in British Columbia

In Alberta Canada, City University of Seattle is:

  • Approved by the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology to offer the Master of Education and the Master of Counseling programs

Locations in China, the Czech Republic, Greece, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Vietnam have been granted the appropriate governmental authorizations, and are conducted in conformity with the relevant educational laws and regulations.

John F. Kennedy University

  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Approved for veterans’ training
  • A member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
  • The College of Law is accredited by The Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California
  • The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Master in Business Administration are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and the Paralegal Certificate programs are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)

WestMed College

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
  • Accredited at its San Jose Campus by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
  • Licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, California Department of Consumer Affairs (CoAEMSP)

WestMed College’s Continuing Education Programs are approved:

  • By the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) to provide IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certificates and continuing education
  • By the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education
  • By the Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services agency to provide paramedic training and continuing education courses
  • For the training of veterans an d eligible persons under provisions of Title 38, United States (GI Bill)

National University Virtual High School

  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC-ACS)
  • Accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA)
  • NUVHS Advanced Placement courses are approved by the College Board
  • NUVHS core courses and graduation are approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility Center for High School Review for college-bound athletes

National University Academy (NUA)
NUA Lakeside

  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC-ACS)
  • Course list approved by the University of California “a-g”
  • Advanced Placement® course approved by the College Board
  • Courses approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Courses approved by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • A member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)