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Accreditations/Approvals


Grambling State University has 31 accredited/approved programs.  All GSU programs that are eligible for accreditation by an agency that is considered mandatory by the Louisiana Board of Regents are accredited for continued program approval.  Additionally, two new degree programs, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, will apply for accreditation during the next review by the respective accrediting agency.

 

Degree Degree Subject Area w/ Concentrations, if applicable LA BoR Policy Current Status Accrediting/Approval Agency
BA History (Social Studies Education Concentration) Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
BA Music Liberal Arts Concentration Recommended Approved National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation
Music Education-Vocal Concentration Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Music Education-Instrumental Concentration
BA Visual and Performing Arts (Theatre Concentration) Recommended Approved National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Commission on Accreditation
BS Accounting Mandated Approved Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
BS Chemistry Recommended Approved American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Professional Training
BS Child Development & Early Literacy: Prenatal-PK3 (Teacher Certification Concentration) Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
BS Computer Information Systems Mandated Approved Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
BS Computer Science Mandated Approved Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
BS Cybersecurity Mandated Will Apply Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
BS Elementary Education & Special Education Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5 Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
BS Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
BS Engineering Technology  Electronics Engineering Technology Concentration Mandated Approved Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
Drafting and Design Engineering Technology Concentration
BS Kinesiology (Pedagogy Concentration, formerly Health and Physical Education) Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
BS Leisure Studies Recommended Approved Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism (COAPRT) and Related Professions
BS Management Mandated Approved Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
BS Marketing Mandated Approved Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
BS Secondary Education & Teaching Biology Grades 6-12 Concentration Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Chemistry Grades 6-12 Concentration
Mathematics Grades 6-12 Concentration
Physics Grades 6-12 Concentration
BSN Nursing Mandated Will Apply Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
BSW Social Work Mandated Approved Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE)
M ED Curriculum & Instruction Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
M ED Special Education Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
MAT Elementary Education & Special Education Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5 Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
MAT Secondary Education & Special Education Mild/Moderate, Grades 6-12 Mandated Approved Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
MPA Public Administration Recommended Approved Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
MSN Nursing Mandated Approved Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
MSW Social Work Mandated Approved Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CWSE)
PMC Family Nurse Practitioner Mandated Approved Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

 

Grambling State University is accredited, approved or a member in good standing with the following regional, national and international agencies and organizations.

Regional Accreditation
Grambling State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Grambling State University.
 

International Accreditation
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
 

National Accreditations/Approvals
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Professional Training
Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT)
Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation
National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Commission on Accreditation
 

Other Memberships
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
American Council on Education (ACE)
Association of Institutional Research (AIR)
Conference of Louisiana College and Universities (CLCU)
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
Council on Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS)
Fulbright Association
Louisiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (LACTE)
Louisiana Association of Institutional Research (LAIR)
Louisiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (LACRAO)
Louisiana Collegiate Honors Council (LCHC)
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
National Association of College Deans, Registrars, and Admissions Officers
National Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP)
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO)
Southern Association of Institutional Research (SAIR)