The National Defense Univeristy (NDU) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, (267) 284-5000. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The initial accreditation of the university was granted in 1997.
The Joint Professional Military Education programs at the University are accredited by the Process of Accreditation for Joint Education, a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Defense through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Senior Acquisition Course program at the University is accredited by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics through a specialized accrediting process that is recognized by the Department of Defense.
The Information Assurance programs at the University are accredited as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.