Program Level Accreditation

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

  • Athletic Training

    CMU is currently seeking accreditation for their new professional Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, 2020. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation will not be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.

    • CMU will submit the self-study for accreditation by July 1, 2020.
    • CMU anticipates an on-campus site-visit by February 15, 2021.
    • CMU anticipates notification of accreditation decision during late spring 2021.
    • Students are not eligible for the BOC, Inc. examination until the program receives official notification of positive accreditation action.

    For questions regarding the accreditation status or process, please contact us or the CAATE.

  • Landman Energy Management
    Accredited by the American Association of Professional Landman

  • 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 (NAACLS)
    NAACLS Board of Directors’ Accreditation Award Letter
  • Music
    Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

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

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

        Joint Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Accreditation Letter 

  • Social Work
    Initially Accredited through February 2021 -- Commission on Accreditation-Council on Social Work Education
  • Surgical Technology 
    Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

        Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Accreditation Letter 

  • Teacher Education
    Approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education to prepare teachers for initial licensure

  • Transportation Services - WCCC
    Accredited by the 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.