UNK is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Science/Math Education M.S.Ed. program has special accreditations from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Nebraska Department of Education.U.S. News & World Report has just ranked UNK's online graduate programs at #8 in the United States. That same magazine has also ranked UNK as a top Midwest Regional University.