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Accredited Programs

Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The College has been continuously accredited since 1916.

Currently, accreditation is awarded for ten year periods; the next scheduled accreditation site visit will be in Fall 2019.

In addition to this comprehensive accreditation, various departments have obtained accreditation or certification specific to their disciplines.

Accreditation Agencies

Higher Learning Commission

Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

American Chemical Society

The Chemistry department at Alma College is accredited by the American Chemical Society

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Alma College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

The Alma College Athletic Training Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program has been placed on Probation as of February 24, 2017, by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX, 78731-3101.

Accreditation Update:

Resulting from the profession’s minimum degree change to a Master’s degree requirement, the Alma College Athletic Training Program is voluntarily withdrawing its accreditation as of December 31, 2020. As a result, the program’s final cohort entered in the fall of 2016. If you are interested in pursuing athletic training in graduate school, please contact Phillip Andre for more information on the appropriate bachelor’s degree preparation.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Alma College Teacher Education Program, which is designed to prepare initial teaching candidates, is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from October 2012 to October 2019

Michigan Department of Education

We revised our secondary education major for students entering in Fall 2011 and all our teaching majors and minors are approved by The Michigan Department of Education, most recently including our Special Education (K-12 Learning Disabilities) in 2015.

National Association of Schools of Music

The Music department at Alma College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).