Accreditation 

ATU Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit

 

Higher Learning Commission

Arkansas Tech University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). A Commission of the North Central Association.

HLC Online Assurance Review and the Pathways Model
HLC Principles for Effective Assessment of Student Achievement
HLC Open Pathway
HLC The Criteria for Accreditation
HLC Quality Initiative Project
HLC Criteria for Accreditation Diagram: Overview and Values

 

Review Schedule
Degree Specialized Accrediting Body ADHE
Last*Next
Internal
Last*Next
Art    
Art Education (BA)  CAEP 2013-14
2019-20
 
Fine Art (BA)  NO ND
2019-20 
ND
2024-25 
Fine Art (BFA) NO EFFECTIVE
FALL 2018 
 
Graphic Design (BFA)  NO ND
2019-20 
 
Game & Interactive Media Design (BFA) NO 

ND
2019-20

ND
2024-25 
Behavioral Sciences
Criminal Justice (AS) NO  2013-14
2023-24
ND
2023-24
Ozark-Ouachita Studies (AS)  NO EFF. SP '12
2018-19 
 ND
2023-24
Criminal Justice and Criminology (ba) NO   EFF. 01/18
ND
ND
2022-23 
Psychology (BA)  NO ND
2018-19 
ND
2023-24 
Rehabilitation Science (BA)  CORE 2011-12
2019-20 
 ND
2024-25
Sociology (BA)  NO  ND
2018-19
ND
2023-24 
Applied Sociology (MS)  NO  EFF 01/14
2024-25
ND
2018-19 
Psychology (MS)   2011-12
2021-22 
 ND
2018-19
Communication & Journalism
Communication (BA) NO  ND
2021-22 
 ND
2018-19
Journalism (BA) NO  2013-14
2023-24 
 2017-18
2028-29
Speech Education (BA)   CAEP  2013-14
2019-20
 
Multimedia Journalism (MA)  NO 2011-12
 2021-22
 ND
2018-19
English & World Languages
Creative Writing (BFA) NO   2017-18
2027-28
2017-18
2022-23 
Creative Writing Education (BFA)  CAEP  ND
2019-20
ND
2024-25 
English (BA)  NO 2017-18
2027-28
 2017-18
2022-23
English Education (BA)  CAEP ND
2019-20 
SP 
Spanish (Foreign Language) (BA) NO  ND
2020-21 
 
Spanish Education (Foreign Language Education) (BA) CAEP  ND
2019-20
 SP
English (MA) NO  ND
2018-19
 2017-18
2023-24
English - TESL (MA)      
Liberal Arts (MA) NO  2011-12
2021-22
ND
2018-19
TESOL (MA) NO ND
2018-19
2017-18
2023-24 
History & Political Science
General Education (AA) NO  ND
2019-20
ND
2024-25 
Cultural & Geospatial Studies (BA)  NO EFF. FA '15
2018-19 
 ND
2023-24
History (BA)  NO 2017-18
2027-28
 ND
2022-23
International Studies (BA)  NO 2010-11
2020-21
 
Political Science (BA)  NO 2016-17
2026-27
ND
2021-22 
Public History (BA)  NO  2017-18
2027-28
 ND
2022-23
Social Studies Education (BA) CAEP  ND
2019-20
SP
History (MA) NO  ND
2018-19
ND
2023-24 
Music
Music (BA) NASM 2013-14
2023-24
SP 
Music Education (BME) CAEP  2013-14
2019-20
ND
2024-25
 
Review Schedule
Degree Specialized
Accrediting Body
ADHE
Last*Next
Internal
Last*Next
Business Administration (AS)      
Accounting (BSBA) AASCB 2014-15
2019-20
SP
Business Data Analytics (BSBA) AASCB 2014-15
2019-20
SP
Business Education (BSBA) CAEP ND
2019-20
SP
Economics & Finance (BSBA) AASCB  2014-15
2019-20
SP 
Management & Marketing (BSBA) AASCB  REC FA'18
2019-20
SP
Business Administration (MBA) AASCB EFF FA '17
2019-20
SP
 
Review Schedule
Degree Specialized Accrediting Body ADHE
 Last*Next 

Internal
Last*Next

Curriculum & Instruction
Online Teaching (CP)   ND
2022-23 
 
Early Childhood Education (AS) NO 2014-15
2024-25
ND
2019-20
Elementary Education (BS) CAEP EFF 7/14
 2019-20
SP
Middle Level Education (BS) CAEP ND
2019-20
SP
Secondary Education (BS) CAEP    
Teaching (MAT) CAEP EFF 4/10
2019-20
SP
Instructional Technology (MEd) CAEP  ND
2019-20
SP
Special Education K-12 (MEd) CAEP EFF SP16
2019-20
 SP
K-12 Literacy (MEd)   EFF SU18 2023-24
Health & Physical Education
Health & Physical Education (BS) CAEP ND
2019-20
SP
Strength & Conditioning (MS) NO EFF 01/14
2019-20
ND
2024-25
College Student Personnel
Advising Certificate (CP)   ND
2022-23
 
College Student Personnel (MS) NO 2015-16
2025-26
ND
2019-20
Center for Leadership & Learning
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (MEd) CAEP ND
2019-20
ND
2024-25
Educational Leadership (MEd) CAEP ND
2019-20
SP
School Counseling & Leadership (MEd) CAEP ND
2019-20
SP
Educational Leadership (EdS) CAEP ND
2019-20
SP
School Leadership (EdD) CAEP EFF 07/14
2019-20
2024-25
 
Review Schedule
Degree Specialized
Accrediting Body
ADHE
Last*Next
Internal
Last*Next
Professional Leadership (CP) NO   ND
2022-23
ND
2018-19
Applied Science (BAS) NO  Eff. '17
2022-23
ND
2027-28
Professional Studies (BPS) NO  ND
2022-23
2015-16
2019-20
 
Review Schedule
Degree Specialized Accrediting Body ADHE
Last*Next  
Internal
Last*Next
Agriculture
Agricultural Education (BS) CAEP EFF 07/11
2019-20
SP
Agriculture Business (BS)  NO 2012-13
2022-23
ND
2018-19
Computer & Information Science
Cybersecurity (AAS) NO EFF FA17
2022-23
ND
2019-20
Information Technology (AAS) NO ND
2018-19
ND
2023-24
Computer Science (BS) CAC of ABET  2013-14
2019-20
ND
2024-25
Computer Science Education (BS) CAEP EFF FA16
2019-20
SP
Cybersecurity (BS) NO   EFF FA17
2022-23
ND
2027-28 
Information Systems (BS) CAC of ABET 2013-14
2019-20
SP
Information Technology (BS) NO ND
2018-19
ND
2024-25
Information Technology (MS) NO ND
2018-19
ND
2023-24
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering (BS)   EFF SU18
ND
ND
2021-22
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) EAC of ABET 2015-16
2021-22
SP
Electrical Engineering (MSEE) EAC of ABET APP 4/17
2022-23
SP
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Technology (ASNT) NO ND
2021-22
ND
2018-19
Mechanical Engineering (BSME) EAC of ABET 2015-16
2021-22
SP
Mechanical Engineering (MSME) EAC of ABET  APP 4/17
2022-23
SP
Emergency Management
Emergency Management (BS) CAEME 2011-12
2018-19
 
Emergency Management & Homeland Security (MS)  CAEME ND
2018-19
ND
2023-24
Parks, Recreation, & Hospitality Administration
Hospitality Administration (BS) ACPHA-CAHM 2014-15
2020-21
SP
Recreation and Park Administration (BS) COAPRT  2011-12
2018-19
 
 
Review Schedule
Degree Accrediting Body ADHE
Last*Next
Internal
Last*Next
Biological Sciences
Biology (BS) NO 2012-13
2022-23
2017-18
2027-28
Environmental Science (BS)  NO EFF 8/16
2022-23
ND
2018-19
Fisheries & Wildlife (BS) NO ND
2020-21
 
Health Information Management (BS) CAHIM Annual Reports SP
Life Science Education (BS) CAEP ND
2019-20
SP
Medical Technology (BS) NO 2012-13
2022-23
ND
2019-20
Fisheries & Wildlife (MS) NO ND
2020-21
2017-18
2025-26
Health Informatics (MS) CAHIM EFF 01/10
TBD
ND
2018-19
Mathematics
Mathematics (BS) NO  2012-13
2022-23
2017-18
TBD
Mathematics Education (BS) CAEP  ND
2019-20
SP
Nursing
RN to BSN      
Nursing (BSN) ACEN 2016-17
2024-25
SP
Nursing (MSN) ACEN 2016-17
2024-25
SP
Physical Sciences
Chemistry (BS) ACS Annual Reports 2017-18
TBD
Chemistry Education (BS) CAEP EFF FA'16
2019-20
SP
Engineering Physics (BS)  NO 2013-14
2023-24
ND
2018-19
Geology (BS) NO 2012-13
2022-23
2017-18
ND
Nuclear Physics (BS) NO 2013-14
2023-24
2017-18
ND
Physical Science (BS) NO 2013-14
2023-24
2017-18
ND
Physics (BS) NO 2013-14
2023-24
2017-18
ND
Physics Education (BS) CAEP EFF FA'16
2019-20
SP