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Professional Accreditation and Reaffirmation

School Department Accrediting Body Accredited Status Last Visit Next Visit Other Information
College of Arts and Sciences
  Environmental Health National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (NEHSPAC) accredited - annual report 2020 2026 Self-study due in 2019
    Approved by the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM)        
    Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP) 2020    
  Peace Officer Training Missouri Peace Office Standards and Training (POST) accredited 2015 2018  
  Social Work Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited 2017 2022  Progress Report due Dec 31, 2018 on 4 items. After that, annual data report should be uploaded on the website.
College of Health Sciences
  Dental Hygiene Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association (CDAADA) accredited with follow-up report 2016 2023 The next annual report will be due in October 2020.
  Nursing Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited - annual report 2012 2020  
    Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN) accredited - annual report 2017 2022  
  Paramedic Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) accredited 2013 2019  
  Radiologic Technology Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited 2016 2020  
  Respiratory Therapy Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited 2019 2029  
College of Education
  Teacher Education CAEP accredited - no interim report 2015 2022  
    Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MDESE) program approval 2015 2022  
  Lion Club Academy Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) licensed 2019 2021 The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services conduct at least two inspection visits a year to make sure that we are in compliance. The State Fire Marshall and Joplin Health Department do visits once a year for our compliance in December.
Plaster College of Business
  Plaster College of Business Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited 2017 2021 Review cycle recently changed to every 4 years.
  BSBA Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited   2021  
  MACC Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited   2021 Full reaffirmation review will be conducted in 2023. 
  Industrial Engineering Technology Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET accredited 2016  2022  
Concurrent Enrollment
  Concurrent Enrollment Program National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) accredited 2017 2024 Reapply in 2023