University of Arkansas Grantham is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

DEAC is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the public


The University of Arkansas Grantham is approved to provide postsecondary education by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB), the authority by which UA Grantham confers degrees.

The University of Arkansas Grantham maintains an administrative location in Lenexa, Kansas and is authorized to provide postsecondary education by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Although California does not currently participate in NC-SARA, it does not require registration for out-of-state public or private non-profit institutions without a physical presence in California. California offers a complaint process for California residents enrolled in an out-of-state postsecondary institution. As a 100-percent online public university, the University of Arkansas Grantham may deliver instruction to students located in California; it may also disburse Title IV student financial aid to students in California who are otherwise eligible.

University of Arkansas Grantham is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information on SARA, visit

SARA – the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement – is an agreement between member states, territories and districts of the United States of America. As of July 2019, 49 states (all but California), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have joined SARA.

As an approved SARA institution, University of Arkansas Grantham only needs Kansas Board of Regents approval to offer distance education to students residing in other SARA member states. University of Arkansas Grantham is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, became a member of SARA in November 2014 and has maintained approval since that time. The Kansas Board of Regents serves as the portal agency for Kansas SARA.

If you have questions about NC-SARA, please email

The College of Business, Management, and Economics at University of Arkansas Grantham has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, visit
IACBE Disclosure of Student Achievement

The Bachelor of Science Electronics Engineering Technology Degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The RN-BSN Degree Completion in nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing and the four specializations master's degree programs in nursing at University of Arkansas Grantham are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The following are accredited by CCNE:

  • RN-BSN Degree Completion (Bachelor)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
    • ~Case Management (MSN)
    • ~Nursing Education (MSN)
    • ~Nursing Informatics (MSN)
    • ~Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership (MSN)

Coursework for University of Arkansas Grantham’s Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management program has been acknowledged to fully align with the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).