Accreditations & Accolades

UNO offers rigorous and in-demand online programs with cultural, social, economic and intellectual relevance that are recognized worldwide.


SACSCOC Accredited

The University of New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's and doctorate degrees.

AACSB Accredited - Small

UNO's College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


The Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, currently known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). For more information, contact NCATE (now known as CAEP) at 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C. 20036 or by calling 202-223-0077.

ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission

The Dr. Robert A. Savoie College of Engineering offers four bachelor’s degrees in engineering which are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


  • UNO is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity, one of only two in the state of Louisiana.

  • The Brookings Institution ranks UNO third in the nation for providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels.

  • Named one of the nation's best colleges by The Princeton Review, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and one of the top 1,000 universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

  • For six straight years, U.S. News & World Report has named UNO to its list of 20 schools in the country where students have the least amount of debt following graduation.

  • The University of New Orleans is the most ethnically diverse college in Louisiana, according to College Factual, a data analytics company that focuses on higher education outcomes.

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