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UNLV Institutional Accreditation

UNLV is a member of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions.

Regional accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. Accreditation by a regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid.

Find reaffirmation of accreditation letters, self-evaluation reports, and the NWCCU’s standards on UNLV’s NWCCU accreditation website.

UNLV Program Accreditation

UNLV has numerous programs that are accredited by discipline-specific organizations.

Discipline accreditations are for specific area of study, such as law, dental, nursing, physical therapy, etc. View a complete list of all of UNLV’s discipline-specific accreditations.