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.

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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.

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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.

Memberships

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.

Nexford University accreditation FAQ

What's Nexford University's ranking?

We're a new university and we're still building up the data we need; it's a bit too soon to appear in rankings tables. Until we do, we're committed to delivering high-quality, affordable online education to learners across the globe, to help them rank higher in their careers.

Is Nexford University fake?

We are a real university, with real learners, faculty, advisors, and graduates! Not convinced? Check out the below:

Still not convinced? Book a chat with one of our Nexford Advisors! They're happy to answer any questions you have.

Is Nexford University accredited in Nigeria?

Nexford is an American university licensed in Washington DC by HELC. We also hold UK-based, international accreditation from ASIC. We do not yet have regional accreditation in Nigeria, but it's on our roadmap!

Every employer and university has different policies as to what they recognize and we already have partnerships with multiple well-reputed employers around the world, including in Nigeria, such as MTN, Union Bank, Sterling Bank, Dangote, and IBM, and have thousands of learners and alumni in Nigeria, and have learners from over 85 countries around the world.

Our mission is to provide you with the latest job skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today's workplace!

Is Nexford University accredited?

We're licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) in Washington DC, which is the same organization that licenses all physical universities operating in Washington DC and accredited by Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), which is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges. 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.

Quality Matters (QM) has certified our courses for quality, we’re recognized by the Chartered Management Institute CMI), and we're an Educational Member of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

We're not yet nationally or regionally accredited in the US. Why? Universities can only apply after their first couple of years of operations, so because we're new and innovative we couldn’t apply earlier. The good news is that we've applied for national accreditation. We're on track!

Where is Nexford University located?

Nexford University is based in Washington DC, USA. Our headquarters address is 1140 3rd St NE Washington, DC 20002, US — and our mailing address is 440 Monticello Ave Set 1802 Unit 42426 Norfolk, Virginia 23510-2670, US.

Is Nexford University accredited by WES?

Unfortunately, due to our current status of being licensed in the United States but accredited in the UK, WES is unable to review any of our credentials at this time. For us to be eligible, we will need to be accredited in the United States. The good news is that we're already in the process of attaining accreditation in the US, so stay tuned for updates on this by 2022!

You are more than welcome to wait until then to have your NXU credentials reviewed by WES. Alternatively, we could have your degree evaluated by the International Credential Evaluation Service or explore the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada process for those interested in accreditation in Canada.

We want to support you in this process as much as possible, so please let our team know whether you are interested in pursuing this route and we will gladly work with you to have your diplomas and other credentials reviewed to meet your needs.

I have more questions about Nexford's accreditation.

If you'll like further clarifications, visit our FAQ page where we address further questions about our accreditation. Alternatively, you can book a chat with one of our Nexford Advisors! They're happy to answer any questions you have.