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Program Level Accreditation

The following programs at Colorado Mesa University are approved and/or accredited by external professional accreditation bodies:

  • Athletic Training

    The Athletic Training Program at Colorado Mesa University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on probation as of February 24, 2017, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Ste. 100, Austin, TX  78731-3101.

    The Athletic Training Program is voluntarily withdrawing its accreditation effective May 2019.  It is the intent of the university to develop a graduate athletic training program beginning as early as Fall 2019.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.  This new graduate program will be designed in accordance with the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), the Board of Certification (BOC), and the CAATE.

    NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP)

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

  • Medical Laboratory Technician
    Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

  • Music
    Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

  • Nursing
    • Master's and Doctoral level - accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
    • Baccalaureate level - accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing for licensure
    • Associate level - accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing for licensure
    • Practical nurse level - accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing for licensure

  • Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
    Approved by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board

  • Radiologic Sciences
    Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

  • Social Work
    Bachelor of Social Work program: Initial Accreditation through February 2021 -- Commission on Accreditation-Council on Social Work Education

  • Teacher Education
    Colorado Mesa University is approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education to prepare teachers for initial licensure
  • Transportation Services
    Transportation Services (at CMU's Western Colorado Community College): National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

Note: The Mechanical Engineering program, offered through the partnership program between Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado Boulder, is accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Because the degree is awarded by the University of Colorado, the accreditation is earned through that institution.

For further detail on program-level accreditation, including letters of accreditation and/or approval, please see the program accreditation self studies.