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Doane College is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Following a 2011 comprehensive review and visit, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved Doane College for continued accreditation.  The next comprehensive review and visit is set for the 2021-2022 academic year. Doane College has been accredited since 1913.  

The 2011 HLC review team found that the college successfully presented evidence that it fulfills the five criteria for accreditation indicating that "The College is dedicated to student learning and effective teaching. Building upon a decade of growth and fiscal success, Doane has the capacity to prepare for the next decade." 

About The Higher Learning Commission

HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the north central region of the United States and can be reached at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800.621.7440;


For questions regarding the HLC report and the visit, please contact John Burney 402.826.8221 or

Additional Affiliations of Accreditation

Doane is also accreditated by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission of Post-Secondary Education (CCPE), 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94987, Lincoln, NE, 68509-4987; 402.471.2295; and by other standardizing agencies.

Teacher Education at Doane is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; 202.466.7496. This accreidtation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. 

In addition, the Nusring program at Doane College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.

Documentation of Accreditation may be viewed upond request in the Doane College President's Office.