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Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Notre Dame’s School of Pharmacy was granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the official accrediting body of pharmacy preparation programs at U.S. colleges and universities, in 2013. 

Notre Dame’s School of Education was granted full reaccreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher  Education in 2013.

Notre Dame’s School of Nursing  RN to BSN program and the MSN program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). A substantive change proposal to include the entry level BSN program in the existing ACEN accreditation has been submitted to ACEN, and a decision is expected in Fall, 2013.

The University holds memberships in the American Association of University Professors, American Association of University Women, Association of American Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Council of Independent Colleges, Independent College Fund of Maryland, Maryland Assocaition for Higher Education, Maryland Independent College and University Association, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc., National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, National Catholic Educational Association, Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), The College Board and the Women’s College Coalition.