Northern State University is an accredited institutional member of:


Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

Chicago, IL 60604



Northern State University is on the HLC Open Pathway. A campus-wide team of 38 compiled the institution’s Year 4 Assurance Review in 2021.


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

11520 West 119th Street

Overland Park, KS 66213


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs under an orange triangle with sunburst inset



Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

1140 19th St NW, Suite 400

Washington, D.C. 20036



Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510

Alexandria, VA  22314

CACREP website



National Association for Schools of Art and Design

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21

Reston, VA 20190-5248

NASAD website



National Association of Schools of Music

11250 Roger Bacon Drive Suite 21

Reston, VA 20190

NASM website



National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships

179 E. Franklin St. No. 578

Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514


Accreditation Letter


NACEP accreditation



South Dakota Department of Education

Kneip Building

700 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501