Nexus University

Accreditation & licensure

Nexus University is a branch campus of Universidad Mayor. Universidad Mayor, including its branch campuses is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE is at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | 267-284-5000. | https://www.msche.org/institution/9172/

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation activities for institutions of higher education. MSCHE is also recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit degree-granting institutions which offer one or more post-secondary educational programs of at least one academic year in length in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s directory listing of accredited institutions can be accessed by visiting the following website: https://www.msche.org/institution/9172/

Nexus University is not listed on DAPIP (Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institution and Programs) because institutions and programs outside the United States that are accredited by recognized agencies are not included in this database.

Licensure

Nexus University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE), License #3985. The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions.

Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Florida Commission for Independent Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll- free telephone number (888) 224-6684.

Nexus University has met the requirements of the Commission for Independent Education to operate a nonpublic postsecondary school/college in the state of Florida and can be found on Nonpublic Postsecondary School/College Search site.

The CIE Nonpublic Postsecondary School/College Search website is: https://web02.fldoe.org/CIE/SearchSchools/SchoolSearch.aspx

• Why is Nexus University not listed on the DAPIP (Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institution and Programs)?

According to DAPIP, institutions and programs outside the United States that are accredited by recognized agencies are not included in this database.

However, Nexus University is a branch campus of Universidad Mayor. Universidad Mayor, including its branch campuses is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE is at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | 267-284-5000. | https://www.msche.org/institution/9172/

• Why does Nexus University not have a .edu domain?

In October 2001, Department of Commerce awarded management of the domain to EDUCAUSE. EDUCAUSE, a higher education information technology association, is the sole registrar for names in the .edu domain. According to EDUCAUSE , only US postsecondary institutions can apply for new names in the .edu domain. International institutions are not eligible for a .edu domain.

Therefore, since Nexus University is a branch campus of Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile, Nexus University is not eligible for a .edu domain.

(Nexus University is a branch campus of Universidad Mayor. Universidad Mayor, including its branch campuses is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE is at 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | 267-284-5000. | https://www.msche.org/institution/9172/ ).

ASSOCIATIONS

Nexus University’s mission to create ethical leaders who are actively engaged in their communities. To achieve our mission, we are members of organizations that share our mission. We are a member of Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. Universidad Mayor is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

REGIONAL VS. NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

Regional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an external peer review process designed to ensure that institutions of higher education are meeting standards for quality education and services. In the United States, there are six regional accreditation agencies responsible accrediting institutions of higher education:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

National Accreditation

In contrast to regional accreditation, national accreditation is not granted on the basis of a school’s location but on the type of school. Traditionally, tecnhica, career, and online schools are nationally accredited. As a direct result of the specialized nature of the degree earned and the curriculum at these institutions that are nationally accredited, it is difficult to compare with traditional degree programs. Bellow, two national accreditation agencies for your reference:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
  • Distance Education and Training Council