Skip to main content

Colorado Mesa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

  • Strength and Conditioning/Personal Training Program
    The Department of Kinesiology has met established educational program criteria to be designated as a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).
  • Landman Energy Management
    American Association of Professional Landman.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    Students completing the Colorado Mesa University Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  The Bachelor of Science MET Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

  • Medical Laboratory Technician
    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
    NAACLS Board of Directors’ Accreditation Award Letter
  • Music
    Accredited Member of the National Association of Schools of Music. 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21 | Reston VA 20190-5248 | 703.437.0700 | info@arts-accredit.org.

  • Nursing
    • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Colorado Mesa University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 
    • The Practical Nursing Program at Colorado Mesa University located in Grand Junction, Colorado is accredited by the:
      • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
        3390 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1400
        Atlanta GA, 30326
        (404) 975-5000
      • The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions.
      • View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
    • The Associate Nursing Program at Colorado Mesa University, located at the Montrose, Colorado campus, is accredited by the:
      • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
        3390 Peachtree Road NE Suite 1400
        Atlanta GA, 30326
        (404) 975-5000
      • The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Program is Initial Accreditation.
      • View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
  • Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) - WCCC 
    Approved by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board

  • Radiologic Sciences
    The Baccalaureate of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

        Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Accreditation Letter 

  • Social Work
    Council on Social Work Education.
  • Surgical Technology 
    The Surgical Technologist program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Surgical Technology/Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) under the auspices of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

        Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Accreditation Letter 

  • Teacher Education
    Approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education to prepare teachers for licensure application.

  • Transportation Services - WCCC
    Certified by the Automotive Society of Engineers (ASE) Education Foundation.

Note: Students completing the University of Colorado Boulder/Colorado Mesa University Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. The ME Partnership Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

For further detail on program-level accreditation, including letters of accreditation and/or approval, please contact Academic Affairs.