National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, many academic programs are separately accredited or approved by national educational and professional associations.
National American University is approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer programs and courses through distance education. The university is authorized to offer online programs and courses in 48 states and the District of Columbia through its participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). A list of SARA member states is available at http://nc-sara.org/.