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Doane University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Doane is also accredited by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission of Post-Secondary Education.

Our HLC accreditation seal can be viewed on our main website.

Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
140 N. 8th Street, Suite 300 PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005

Doane University is also a partner in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, an agreement process that supports interstate postsecondary distance education. This makes it easier for students to take online courses from institutions in another state that also participate in SARA.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, CO, 80301

National Center of Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics falls under the Institute of Education Sciences, the statistics, research and evaluation branch of the Board of Education. The NCES collects, collates, analyzes, and reports on the condition of American education, as well as reviews and reports international educational activities.  

Specialized Accreditation