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Institutional Accreditation


WSCUC - Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission—Approximately every six to ten years, institutions undergo a review, or reaffirmation of accreditation. Reaffirmation of accreditation is a multi-year, self-study process that formally engages the campus in institution-wide reflection on educational capacity and effectiveness, and culminates in a peer review by WSCUC. It is a rigorous examination of how institutional resources, structures, and processes are aligned with educational outcomes. The NPS Accreditation, Assessment, and Review Committee (AAARC), composed of representatives from across the campus, oversee this process.

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Status of Accreditation

  • WSCUC – Accredits NPS University-wide

    • Re-accredited in 2020 for 10 years

    • Next re-accreditation in 2030 

  • AACSB – Accredits all NPS business degree programs

    • Re-accredited in 2020 for 5 years

    • Next re-accreditation in 2025

  • NASPAA – Accredits specific public administration, public management degree programs

    • Two NPS degree programs (MBA, MSM) re-accredited 2015 for 7 years

    • Next re-accreditation in 2022

  • ABET – Accredits specific engineering degree programs

    • Five NPS degree programs (MSME, MSEE, MSAE, MSSE, MSSE-DL) re-accredited 2020 for 6 years

    • Next re-accreditation in 2026