Accreditations & Recognitions
U.S. News Best Online Graduate Programs
Quinnipiac University's online graduate business programs were ranked #26 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in their 2019 Best Online Graduate Business Programs category. In the same study, Quinnipiac's online MBA ranked #34 nationally and was the #1 ranked program in Connecticut.
Princeton Review Best Business Schools
The Princeton Guidebook ranked Quinnipiac University's School of Business as an outstanding school in its 2019 edition of its annual guidebook, "The Best 295 Business Schools." To be eligible for this honor, a school must meet Princeton Review's standards for academic excellence and receive favorable rankings from the AACSB and its own students.
Best Colleges Rankings
In the 2019 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges Rankings", Quinnipiac University was ranked #13 in the North among regional universities. This recognition measures the academic value and relative quality of institutions based on a variety of indicators of excellence such as student retention, graduate rates and faculty experience.
Military Friendly® School
Quinnipiac University was recognized as an official Military Friendly® School for 2018, and was ranked #1 nationwide among private institutions offering doctoral programs. Each year, Victory media awards this recognition to establishments that have made significant efforts to provide transitioning veterans with the information & resources that they need to succeed after service.
Best Colleges for Veterans
As a proud Military Friendly® School, Quinnipiac University is honored to be recognized in two 2019 surveys of best colleges for veterans. Quinnipiac was ranked #5 in the North region by U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges for Veterans" rankings and #18 nationally in the 2019 Military Times "Best For Vets: Colleges" report.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the hallmark of excellence in business education. AACSB International requires universities to create and continually evolve their business programs based on strict standards. Less than five percent of the world's business programs hold this recognition. Quinnipiac University has been accredited by the AACSB since 2000 and was awarded an extension in 2015.
American Bar Association
The American Bar Association (ABA) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for J.D. programs in the United States. The ABA requires universities to uphold a rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to become effective, ethical, and responsible participants in the legal profession. Quinnipiac University is one of only 205 schools in the country to hold this accreditation.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
The Quinnipiac University School of Education is nationally accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards, through the CAEP accreditation system. The NCATE standards ensure programs are designed to produce caring educators committed to enhancing the quality of education they provide, and is recognized as a professional accrediting body by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Programs offered through the School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The CCNE supports and encourages continual self-assessment by nursing programs throughout the country to support the growth and improvement of these programs.
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
On March 22, 2017, Quinnipiac University became an institutional participant in the SARA initiative and an approved member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among its member states, districts and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. The Connecticut Office of Higher Education is the portal agency for administration of SARA in Connecticut and is responsible for the resolution of out-of-state students’ complaints against SARA institutions located in Connecticut.
New England Commission of Higher Education
Quinnipiac University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), an accreditation body committed to maintaining the highest academic standards for all levels of education. Since 1885, the NECHE (formerly NEASC) has built its accreditation around the principles of self-study, peer review and follow-up to ensure an institutional commitment to improvement and compliance with established qualitative standards.