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Stephens College Accreditation

Stephens College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association and accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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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 (DESE), 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.

Health Information Administration

The Bachelor of Science program in Health Information Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Physician Assistant Studies

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Stephens College Physician Assistant Program Sponsored by Stephens College.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.  It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. 

Graduate programs 

Graduate and continuing studies programs operate via National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) agreements. NC-SARA information is posted on the following page:


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