National Defense University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. NDU’s accreditation status is non-compliance warning. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 22 June 2023 was to warn the institution. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
MSCHE Statement of Accreditation →
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.