Accreditations

Accreditation: Credibility in Education

Why Does Accreditation Matter?

Accreditation creates a promise to students, employers, and the community that Normandale meets or exceeds national standards for development of curriculum, quality of faculty, and support for the student experience..

Accreditation ensures students:  

  • Are eligible for financial aid
  • Have improved transferability of credits
  • Can fulfill licensure requirements

Normandale is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  Since 2007, Normandale has maintained its accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), an alternative process based on continuous quality improvement. 

Participation in AQIP is managed by the AQIP Steering Committee and supported by the Research and Planning Department.

To access information on Normandale's current AQIP program, click here.

Below are the agencies that accredit the college and several of our programs.

A contact name is provided for more information or to see accreditation-related documents.

The Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
(800) 621-7440
Contact: Julie Guelich and/or Erin Daly

American Dental Association

211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678
(312) 440-2500
Normandale's Dental Program Page
Contact: Colleen Brickle.

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Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
(312) 889-0040 ext. 5400
Normandale's Dietetic Program Page
Contact: Colleen Brickle.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
Normandale's Nursing Program Page
Contact: Katherine Andersen.

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National Association of Schools of Theatre

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700
Normandale's Theatre Program Page
Contact: Jeff Judge.

National Association of Schools of Music

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700
Normandale's Music Program Page
Contact: Jeff Judge.

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National Association of Schools of Art and Design

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700
Normandale's Art Program Page
Contact: Jeff Judge.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
(913) 339-9356
Contact: Michael Kirch.

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