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Upper Iowa University's Accreditations and Memberships


UIU Bachelor of Science (4+0) program at Malaysia offers 7 majors including; Management, Marketing, Finance, Communications, Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Psychology. Students can also elect to combine 2 areas of interest as a double major. The programs are accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency and recognized by Ministry of Higher Education.




The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association ( and is approved by the Louisiana Higher Education Board, the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, and the Iowa Department of Education (for teacher education in Iowa only). The programs offered are approved by the states of Iowa, Kansas (restricted), Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin for veterans’ benefits. UIU maintains Higher Learning Commission accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) which infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into colleges and universities (

Upper Iowa University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Upper Iowa University has been granted authority to operate and grant degrees in the Fox Valley Region by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Upper Iowa University has membership in the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Upper Iowa University is a nonprofit organization founded in 1857. It has no shareholders or private ownership but is controlled by a board of trustees.


Upper Iowa University is a member of the following educational organizations:

•American Library Association
•Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
•Council of Independent Colleges
•Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
•Iowa College Foundation
•National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
•National Collegiate Athletic Association
•University Continuing Education Association