Accreditations & Recognitions


U.S. News Best Online Graduate Programs

Quinnipiac University's online graduate business programs were ranked #15 in the nation by U.S. News and World report in their 2015 Best Online Graduate Business Programs category. In the same study, Quinnipiac's faculty received the sixth highest score in the country for credentials and training.

Princeton Review Best Business Schools

The Princeton Guidebook ranked Quinnipiac University's School of Business as an outstanding school in its 2016 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.

America's Best Colleges

In 2015, Quinnipiac University was ranked as the number one top Up-and-Coming School in the North region by U.S. News & World Report for a second straight year. This recognition is given to universities that have made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, campus or facilities.


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 Education Preparation (CAEP). The CAEP meets the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education's (NCATE) rigorous standards and is recognized as a professional accrediting body by the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Quinnipiac University's online undergraduate and doctorate nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE supports and encourages continual self-assessment by nursing programs throughout the country to support the growth and improvement of these programs.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Quinnipiac University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), an accreditation body committed to maintaining the highest academic standards for all levels of education. Since 1885, the 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.