Accreditation and State Authorization

University Accreditation

 

Point Loma Nazarene University is numbered among those institutions of higher education that meet or exceed the rigorous standards of accrediting associations and commissions. Point Loma Nazarene University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), for which it periodically completes a self-study that addresses recognized standards and principles of excellence.

 

WASC may be contacted at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, or by telephone at 510-748-9001.

WASC Interim Report- Fall 2012 

Reaffirmation of Accreditation-February 28, 2008

WASC documents and 2004-2007 Accreditation Cycle

 

Professional/Program Accreditations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly CADE)

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

California Board of Registered Nursing

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Council on Social Work Education

National Association of Schools of Music

 

State Authorization

State authorization is a formal determination by a state that Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is allowed to conduct certain activities in that state. PLNU is not required the have state authorization in every state, and the University has opted at this time to not seek authorization in some states. Also, PLNU meets the criteria for an exemption from state authorization in certain states. See the lists below.

PLNU has state authorization in the following states:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams Street, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 557-7352

Montana University System
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway
Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
(406) 444-6570


PLNU is officially exempt from state authorization in the following states:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P. O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
(907) 465-6741

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 98798-0818
(916) 431-6905

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 486-7330


At this time, PLNU does not have authorization in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, which means residents of these states cannot enroll in any PLNU online program or course. This may change over time, so PLNU recommends that individuals contact PLNU Admissions at 1-800-733-7770 for the latest information.