Carlow University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
In addition, Carlow University's Counseling Psychology (PsyD) Doctoral Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our nursing education programs at the baccalaureate and the graduate degree levels are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Carlow's Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region.
CSWE's Commission on Accreditation (COA) 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 COA reviews.
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.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (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.