The Higher Learning Commission
University of the Rockies is a private, independent graduate school offering Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degrees. University of the Rockies is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states. HLC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). To learn more contact:
The Higher Learning Commission,
A copy of the documentation describing the University’s accreditation will be made available to any enrolled or prospective student upon request. Please contact the University Provost at Provost@rockies.edu.
University of the Rockies has also been granted Category I status as a degree granting institution by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).
University of the Rockies is an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.
University of the Rockies is approved by the Department of Education to offer Title IV student loans and is approved to train veterans and their eligible dependents, as well as Chapter 31 Veterans.
State Regulatory Information
A copy of the documentation describing the institution’s licensure, registration, authorization or certification will be made available to any enrolled or prospective student upon request. Please contact Bridgepoint Education, Inc.’s Regulatory Compliance team at RegCompliance-State@bpiedu.com
The University of the Rockies has been approved by Colorado to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information and a list of states where the university is authorized under this approval please go to http://www.nc-sara.org/
Additionally, the University of the Rockies continues to monitor developments in state laws for non-SARA member states in which it enrolls students and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, will promptly seek to obtain such approvals. Please be aware that individual programs may not be approved or may be pending approval by a state licensing authority and cannot be offered to students residing in that state.
In addition to the approved SAA-member states, the University of the Rockies is approved and legally authorized to do business in the state of Wisconsin as a private, post-secondary school, subject to the provisions of §38.50 Wisconsin Statute, and all administrative rules adopted pursuant to the statute.
- In the event student complaints are not satisfactorily resolved with the school, students can contact the State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board at (608) 266-1996.