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Accreditation at Creighton

The Higher Learning Commission

The HLC symbol signifies that Creighton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Accreditation serves the public by assuring and continuously improving the quality of higher education. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is charged with overseeing the accreditation of degree granting, post-secondary, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions. There are five other U.S. regional accreditation bodies. For specific inquiries about the University's affiliation with HLC, please contact: Dr. Gail Jensen, Liaison to HLC at 402.280.3727 or at


Accreditation is one of the most important ways that Creighton University demonstrates the level of quality at our institution. This website provides information on:

  • Creighton University's institutional accreditation,
  • Academic specialized accreditation status and history, and
  • Non-academic specialized accreditation status and history.

States Authorized to Operate

Nebraska is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), and Creighton University is a participating institution. This means we are part of a group working together to make it easier for students to take online courses offered in other states.  We are committed to complying with all states’ regulations for distance learning programs. Link to States Authorized website.