Lakeland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Institutions of higher education must engage in periodic external evaluations in order to maintain their accreditation. Lakeland University's last comprehensive evaluation took place in 2019. Following that visit, upon the recommendation of the visiting team, the University received a ten-year reaffirmation of accreditation. The Higher Learning Commission will conduct Lakeland’s Year 4 review in Summer 2023. Those who wish to submit comments may do so at the following address: https://www.hlcommission.org/Students-Communities/submit-comments.html.
Lakeland University is accredited through The Higher Learning Commission.
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Lakeland University's undergraduate teacher education and graduate school counselor preparation programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Lakeland University's graduate program in clinical mental health counseling is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services as a pre-approved professional counseling program under MPSW 14.01.
Lakeland University's graduate program in clinical mental health counseling is also approved as a pre-certification program for substance abuse counselors by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Standards.
Lakeland University is a member in good standing of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As such, Lakeland is authorized to deliver is programs and services to residents of participating states, territories, and protectorates. For a list of participating states, visit the NC-SARA website (https://www.nc-sara.org)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)