Ottawa University

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Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


  • The baccalaureate and master's degree Nursing program at Ottawa University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Ottawa University, accreditation of selected business programs.
  • The School of Education programs with licensure and certification pathways are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • The National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) has awarded Ottawa University, accreditation of its Addiction Counseling programs.
  • Ottawa University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).


  • The Arizona Teacher Education Programs are Arizona State Department of Education (AZDE) approved.
  • The Ottawa, Kansas and Kansas City Teacher Education programs are Kansas State Board of Education (KSDE) approved.
  • The Arizona State Board for Private Post Secondary Education licenses Ottawa University to operate.
  • The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education accredits Ottawa University to do business.
  • The Educational Approval Program of the State of Wisconsin accredits Ottawa University to do business.
  • The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education certifies Ottawa University to operate.
  • The Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved Ottawa University to provide distance/online education in Maryland.
  • The Master of Arts in Counseling is approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Associations and Relationships

  • Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches in the USA
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Baptist Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Arizona Education Association
  • Arizona Education Consortium
  • Better Business Bureau serving Central/Northern Arizona
  • Better Business Bureau serving Southern Indiana, Louisville and Western Kentucky
  • Better Business Bureau serving Wisconsin
  • California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Arizona
  • Kansas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Kansas Association of Private Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC)
  • Kansas Independent College Fund
  • Kansas Independent College Association
  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Education Consortium
  • The Association of Governing Boards

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