Accredited institutions must maintain compliance with the standards established by the accrediting organization in regard to institutional operations, institutional mission and purpose, governance, and academic quality, for example. Accredited institutions must participate in periodic self-assessments and review by the accrediting group to be sure high quality is maintained over time.
University of the Ozarks is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools.
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Education Program Accreditation
The Department of Education in the Division of Business, Communications, and Education at University of the Ozarks is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs at the university. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023