University & Specialized / Programmatic Accreditation

There are two basic types of educational accreditation, one referred to as "institutional" and the other referred to as "specialized" or "programmatic."

Institutional accreditation applies to an entire institution, indicating that each of an institution's parts is contributing to the achievement of the institution's objectives.

Specialized or programmatic accreditation normally applies to programs, departments, or schools that are parts of an institution. The accredited unit may be as large as a college or school within a university or as small as a curriculum within a discipline. Most of the specialized or programmatic agencies review units within an institution of higher education that is accredited by an institutional accrediting agency.

From U.S. Department of Education, Accreditation in the United States

Many of Southern Utah University’s academic programs have special accreditation or endorsement from the following organizations:

College / School Program Agency / Board Renewal Date
Beverly Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Education Leadership/Utah Administrative - Supervisory Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation 2022
Beverly Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Elementary Education Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation 2022
Beverly Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Secondary Education Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation 2022
Beverly Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Special Education Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation 2022
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Computer Science Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology 2020
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Engineering The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2017
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Engineering Technology The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2019
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Information Systems Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology 2020
College of Engineering and Computational Sciences Mechanical Engineering The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2019
College of Health Sciences Athletic Training Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 2022
College of Health Sciences Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2030
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Public Administration Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) 2021
College of Performing and Visual Arts Art and Design, Art and Design Education National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2028
College of Performing and Visual Arts Dance, Dance Education National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) 2028
College of Performing and Visual Arts Music, Music Education National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2027
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Accountancy The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Accounting The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Business Administration The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Business Education The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Business Analytics The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Economics The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Finance The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Management The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026
Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business Marketing The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2026