Saginaw Valley State University was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution in 1970. In 1980 the HLC/NCA continued this accreditation and granted accreditation at the master’s degree level. Both accreditations were renewed in 1986, 1994 and 2004. The business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-AACSB International, the chemistry program by the American Chemical Society, the engineering programs by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the education programs by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the medical technology program by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and American Medical Association, the nursing program by the National League for Nursing, the occupational therapy program by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the athletic training education program by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the social work program by the Council on Social Work Education.
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