Licensed in the US, recognized worldwide

Think global, act local. That’s us. We connect local education needs with global workplace requirements. That means we’re licensed in the US – and recognized worldwide.


We’re licensed to grant degrees

Nexford University is licensed in the District of Columbia by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Nexford serves learners from around the world and in other states within the US where the university is either exempted, approved, or licensed.

Currently, the university is not authorized to offer its programs (and therefore does not enroll students) in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

ASIC accreditation

Nexford University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).

Take a look at our ASIC accreditation certificate.

Quality Matters is a nationally recognized peer-review process that certifies the quality of online courses. It has recognized some of Nexford's courses for their commitment to quality assurance.

What organizations are members of Quality Matters?

Nexford is a recognized member of the Chartered Management Institute. CMI is a chartered membership body dedicated to professional managers and leaders. It is the only chartered body in the UK that awards management and leadership qualifications. Nexford's MBA is recognized by CMI.

See a listing of CMI partner Higher Education Institutions.

Take a look at our CMI certificate.

Nexford has set up a chapter with The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) for its Ambassadors – learners who embody the university’s values and moderate Nexford's Unofficial Facebook Group. NSLS is America’s largest leadership honor society and leadership development program. It is the only program of its kind to have earned accreditation.

Winner: Red Herring Top 100 tech companies

First ever university winners, chosen out of thousands of North American companies. Why? Our innovative data science and AI bring high quality, affordable education to learners across the world.


We’re committed to building better futures through education. To ensure we’re part of conversations that matter, we’re members of change-making associations and networks.

C-BEN is a network of colleges, organizations, and individuals dedicated to realizing the potential of competency-based education.

AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries.

Nexford University is an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.