Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Middle States region includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The university successfully completed its reaccreditation review in Spring of 2012. This process takes place every 10 years and applies to the entire university. Georgetown conducted a self-study in 2012 to prepare for the reaccreditation process.
Georgetown University is certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a Division I school. In 2010, we began a year-long, campus-wide effort to study our athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program that occurs every 10 years. You can learn more about our self-study here. The NCAA is a membership organization of colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics. Its primary purpose is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. Activities of the NCAA membership include formulating rules of play for NCAA sports, conducting national championships, adopting and enforcing standards of eligibility and studying all phases of intercollegiate athletics.
McDonough School of Business
The McDonough School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business. Only 620 schools of business, or less than 5 percent worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at which must demonstrate its commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.
School of Continuing Studies
The Center for Language Education and Development (within the School of Continuing Studies) is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a specialized accrediting agency that focuses on post-secondary intensive English language programs and institutions. CEA’s purpose is to provide a systematic approach by which programs and institutions can demonstrate their compliance with accepted standards and pursue continuous improvement through a rigorous process of self-assessment and peer review.
School of Medicine
The Georgetown University School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). LCME is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.
School of Nursing & Health Studies
The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies is accredited by the following accrediting agencies:
The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredits the basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses. The ACME has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a programmatic accrediting agency for nurse-midwifery education programs since 1982.
The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) accredits the master’s program in health systems administration. CAHME serves the public good through promoting, evaluating, and improving the quality of graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada. CAHME is proud to be officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CAHME is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and adheres to the ASPA Code of Good Practice.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs at Georgetown University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs accredits the nurse anesthesia programs of the certificate and master’s degree programs. Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 40,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide.