Lewis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The College of Nursing and Health Professions’ basic professional program is approved by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. College of Nursing and Health Professions baccalaureate and masters programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. For more information, visit the CCNE. The College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Teacher Certification Board. In addition the College of Education has earned NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation. For further information, visit the NCATE Web site Department of Aviation programs are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Approved Dispatcher Program, Approved Flight School, and Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School. The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education).

Inquiries concerning regional accreditation should be directed to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604. By phone (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456.

Lewis University is exempt from regulation by the New Mexico Higher Education Department by virtue of its status as an accredited institution by The Higher Learning Commission.