Carlow University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region. Carlow University’s next accreditation visit will be in 2016.

Carlow is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Program approval is granted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for Carlow University’s teacher and school counselor preparation programs.  The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. Carlow University’s next accreditation visit will be in Fall 2023.

The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE's Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet them. CSWE administers a multistep accreditation process that involves program self-studies, site visits, and reviews. Carlow University’s next accreditation visit will be in Fall 2019.

Carlow University’s Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a programmatic accrediting body. APA Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process of self-study and external review intended to evaluate, enhance, and publicly recognize quality programs. Carlow University’s next accreditation visit will be in Spring 2017.



Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036 

Fax: 202.887.8476

Phone: 202.887.6791


Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax: 703.683.8099

Phone: 703.683.8080


American Psychological Association
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Toll-free: 800.374.2721; TDD/TTY: 202.336.6123

Phone: 202.336.5500