Olivet Nazarene University is committed to academic excellence. The University is accredited to offer associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, telephone: (312) 263-0456. Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
As part of the School of Education unit, the graduate education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All of the courses have been specifically aligned with national content-specific standards and/or Illinois State Content Area Standards. Note: Since Olivet is accountable for aligning program/course content to state and national standards, transfer credit is not accepted for any of the advanced programs. In addition, the Illinois Department of Education has approved Olivet as a degree granting institution in teacher preparation and advanced master’s degrees. The Illinois State Board of Education also has granted entitlement rights for certifications – Types 03, 09, 10, 73, and 75; and endorsements. These programs are approved by specialty organizations as well as the State of Illinois: