Accreditations & Recognitions


U.S. News Best Online Graduate Programs

Quinnipiac University's online graduate business programs were ranked #35 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in their 2018 Best Online Graduate Business Programs category. In the same study, Quinnipiac's online MBA 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 2018 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 2017 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 2017 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 #13 nationally in the 2018 Military Times "Best For Vets: Colleges" report.


AACSB International

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.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The Quinnipiac University School of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The CAEP sets rigorous standards to 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

Quinnipiac University Online participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements's SARA Initiative. The SARA initiative was established to make high-quality online learning institutions more widely accessible to students through a uniform standard for distance learning across state borders.

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.