Stephens College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Contact the Higher Learning Commission: (800) 621-7440 or [email protected]


Additional Accreditation


The School Counseling track of the Counseling program is accredited by Missouri DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education).



The Missouri Department of Higher Education approves the College's programs.

Stephens’ education programs are accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 205 Jefferson Street, PO Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102; (573) 751-4212. Certification for Early Childhood, Elementary, and School Counselor K-12 is granted through MO DESE.


Physician Assistant Studies

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Stephens College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Stephens College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2031. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at


Graduate programs

Graduate and continuing studies programs operate via National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) agreements. See where we operate.

Contact Us

Office of Academic Affairs

Alycia McGee,
Administrative Assistant
(573) 876-7213, Ext. 4213 [email protected] Lela Raney Wood Hall 357

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