Nicholls State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master and specialist levels.
Inquiries relating to the accreditation status of Nicholls State University can be mailed to the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, or may be directed to 404.697.4501 via telephone.
The College of Education has earned full status accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the School Counseling programs have been accredited by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
The Master of Science in Nursing is offered through an affiliation with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (ICMSN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)463-6930 and fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.