National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation


Mission and Scope: for the accreditation throughout the United States of freestanding institutions and units offering art/design and art/design-related programs (both degree- and non-degree-granting), including those offered via distance education. Source: U.S. Department of Education.

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Number of Member Universities or Accredited Institutions


Members or Accredited Institutions

NASAD Accredited Institutions (June 2020)
Please contact the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation for an up-to-date list of accredited institutions.

1) Academy of Art University
2) Alabama State University
3) Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics
4) Anderson University (South Carolina)
5) Appalachian State University
6) Arcadia University
7) Arizona State University (SPPA)
8) Arkansas State University
9) Arkansas Tech University
10) Art Academy of Cincinnati
11) Art Center College of Design
12) Auburn University
13) Augusta University
14) Austin Peay State University
15) Azusa Pacific University
16) Ball State University
17) Belhaven University
18) Belmont University
19) Benedict College
20) Biola University
21) Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
22) Boise State University
23) Boston University
24) Bowling Green State University
25) Bradley University
26) Bridgewater State University
27) Brigham Young University
28) Brookhaven College
29) Broward College
30) Bucks County Community College
31) Buffalo State, State University of New York
32) California College of the Arts
33) California Institute of the Arts
34) California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
35) California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
36) California State University, Chico
37) California State University, Fresno
38) California State University, Fullerton
39) California State University, Long Beach
40) California State University, Los Angeles
41) California State University, Northridge
42) California State University, Sacramento
43) California State University, San Bernardino
44) California State University, Stanislaus
45) California University of Pennsylvania
46) Carson-Newman University
47) Casper College
48) Central Michigan University
49) Central State University
50) Chabot College
51) Champlain College (SPPA)
52) Chicago State University
53) Clarion University of Pennsylvania
54) Clemson University
55) Cleveland Institute of Art
56) Coastal Carolina University
57) Coker University
58) College for Creative Studies
59) College of DuPage
60) The College of New Jersey
61) The College of Saint Rose
62) Columbia College
63) Columbus College of Art and Design
64) Columbus State University
65) The Community College of Baltimore County
66) Community College of Rhode Island
67) Converse College
68) Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
69) Cornish College of the Arts
70) Cranbrook Academy of Art
71) Del Mar College
72) Delaware College of Art and Design
73) Delaware County Community College
74) Delta State University
75) Dominican University of California
76) Drake University
77) Drexel University
78) East Carolina University
79) East Central College
80) East Tennessee State University
81) Eastern Illinois University
82) Eastern Michigan University
83) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
84) Emporia State University
85) Endicott College
86) Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico
87) Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
88) Fashion Institute of Technology
89) Fayetteville State University
90) The Florence Academy of Art
91) Florida International University
92) Florida State University
93) Framingham State University
94) Francis Marion University
95) George Mason University
96) George Washington University
97) Georgia Institute of Technology (SPPA)
98) Georgia Southern University
99) Georgia State University
100) Grand Rapids Community College
101) Grand Valley State University
102) Harrisburg Area Community College
103) Hartford Art School
104) Hartwick College
105) Herron School of Art and Design
106) High Point University
107) Hope College
108) Houston Community College
109) Howard Community College
110) Howard University
111) Humboldt State University
112) Illinois State University
113) Indiana State University
114) Indiana University
115) Indiana University of Pennsylvania
116) Institute of American Indian Arts
117) Iowa State University
118) Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Central Indiana
119) Jackson State University
120) Jacksonville State University
121) James Madison University
122) Kansas City Art Institute
123) Kansas State University
124) Kean University
125) Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
126) Kennesaw State University
127) Kent State University
128) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
129) La Roche University
130) Laguna College of Art and Design
131) Lamar University
132) Lander University
133) Lawrence Technological University
134) Lesley University College of Art and Design
135) Lorain County Community College
136) Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
137) Louisiana State University
138) Louisiana Tech University
139) Maine College of Art
140) Maryland Institute College of Art
141) Maryville University of Saint Louis
142) Marywood University
143) Massachusetts College of Art and Design
144) McNeese State University
145) Messiah University
146) Metropolitan State University of Denver
147) Miami University
148) Middle Tennessee State University
149) Midwestern State University
150) Millersville University of Pennsylvania
151) Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
152) Minneapolis College of Art and Design
153) Minnesota State University Mankato
154) Minnesota State University Moorhead
155) Mississippi State University
156) Mississippi University for Women
157) Mississippi Valley State University
158) Montana State University
159) Montana State University Billings
160) Montclair State University
161) Montserrat College of Art
162) Moore College of Art and Design
163) Morehead State University
164) Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
165) Murray State University
166) Nazareth College
167) New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University
168) New Hampshire Institute of Art
169) New Jersey City University
170) New Jersey Institute of Technology
171) New World School of the Arts
172) New York Academy of Art
173) New York City College of Technology
174) New York Film Academy
175) New York School of Interior Design
176) Nicholls State University
177) Normandale Community College
178) North Carolina State University (SPPA)
179) North Dakota State University
180) Northeastern Illinois University
181) Northern Illinois University
182) Northern State University
183) Northwest College
184) Northwestern State University of Louisiana
185) Ohio State University
186) Old Dominion University
187) Otis College of Art and Design
188) Pacific Northwest College of Art
189) Pacific Union College
190) Paris College of Art
191) Parsons School of Design, The New School
192) Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
193) Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
194) Pennsylvania State University
195) Photographic Center Northwest
196) Pratt Institute
197) Purchase College, State University of New York
198) Purdue University
199) Purdue University Fort Wayne
200) Queensborough Community College
201) Radford University
202) Rhode Island College
203) Rhode Island School of Design
204) Ringling College of Art and Design
205) Roberts Wesleyan College
206) Rochester Institute of Technology
207) Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
208) Rowan University
209) Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey
210) The Sage Colleges, Sage College of Albany
211) Saint Cloud State University
212) Saint John's University
213) Saint Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
214) Saint Louis Community College at Meramec
215) Saint Louis University
216) Salem State University
217) Salve Regina University
218) Sam Houston State University
219) San Diego State University
220) San Francisco Art Institute
221) San Francisco State University
222) San José State University
223) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
224) School of Visual Arts
225) Shepherd University (West Virginia)
226) Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at University of Bridgeport
227) Siena Heights University
228) Sinclair Community College
229) Skidmore College
230) Slippery Rock University
231) Sonoma State University
232) Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York
233) South Carolina State University
234) Southeast Missouri State University
235) Southeastern Louisiana University
236) Southern Illinois University Carbondale
237) Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
238) Southern Methodist University
239) Southern Utah University
240) St. Johns River State College
241) St. Olaf College
242) State University of New York, Fredonia
243) State University of New York, New Paltz
244) State University of New York, Oswego
245) Stephen F. Austin State University
246) Studio Arts College International
247) Studio Incamminati
248) Syracuse University
249) Tennessee State University
250) Tennessee Technological University
251) Texas A&M University - Commerce
252) Texas Christian University
253) Texas Tech University
254) Thomas Jefferson University (SPPA)
255) Tufts University
256) Tyler School of Art and Architecture
257) Union University
258) University of Akron
259) University of Alabama
260) University of Alabama at Birmingham
261) University of Alabama in Huntsville
262) University of Alaska Anchorage
263) University of Arizona
264) University of Arkansas
265) University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
266) University of Arkansas at Little Rock
267) University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
268) University of Central Arkansas
269) University of Central Missouri
270) University of Central Oklahoma
271) University of Cincinnati
272) University of Connecticut
273) University of Dayton
274) University of Denver
275) University of Florida
276) University of Georgia
277) University of Idaho
278) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
279) University of Indianapolis
280) University of Kansas
281) University of Louisiana at Lafayette
282) University of Maine
283) University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
284) University of Massachusetts Amherst
285) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
286) University of Massachusetts Lowell
287) University of Memphis
288) University of Michigan
289) University of Minnesota Duluth
290) University of Mississippi
291) University of Montana
292) University of Montevallo
293) University of Nebraska - Lincoln
294) University of Nebraska at Omaha
295) University of Nevada, Las Vegas
296) University of New Haven
297) University of New Orleans
298) University of North Alabama
299) University of North Carolina at Charlotte
300) University of North Carolina at Pembroke
301) University of North Dakota
302) University of North Florida
303) University of North Georgia
304) University of North Texas
305) University of Notre Dame (SPPA)
306) University of Oregon
307) University of Saint Francis
308) University of South Carolina
309) University of South Carolina Upstate
310) University of South Dakota
311) University of South Florida
312) University of Southern Indiana
313) University of Southern Maine
314) University of Southern Mississippi
315) University of Tampa
316) University of Tennessee
317) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
318) University of Texas at Arlington
319) University of Texas at Austin
320) University of Texas at San Antonio
321) University of Texas Permian Basin
322) University of the Arts
323) University of Toledo
324) University of West Georgia
325) University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
326) University of Wisconsin - Madison
327) University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
328) University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
329) University of Wisconsin - Stout
330) University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
331) Utah State University
332) Valdosta State University
333) Vermont College of Fine Arts
334) Vincennes University
335) Virginia Commonwealth University
336) Virginia State University
337) Virginia Tech (SPPA)
338) Washburn University
339) Washington University in St. Louis
340) Watkins College of Art
341) Waubonsee Community College
342) Wayne State College
343) Weber State University
344) Wentworth Institute of Technology (SPPA)
345) West Chester University of Pennsylvania
346) West Virginia University
347) Western Carolina University
348) Western Connecticut State University
349) Western Illinois University
350) Western Kentucky University
351) Western Michigan University
352) Western Washington University (SPPA)
353) Wichita State University
354) William Paterson University
355) Winthrop University
356) Woodbury University
357) Youngstown State University

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