The seventh largest among private, not for profit, colleges and universities in Illinois, Lewis University combines quality, values-based educational experiences with career preparation. You'll discover a wide range of academic choices at Lewis with nearly 80 undergraduate majors, 25 graduate programs, and accelerated degree completion programs for working adults.


Lewis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions’ basic professional program is approved by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. The baccalaureate/master's programs at Lewis University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791. For more information, visit the CCNE.

The College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Department of Aviation programs are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Approved Dispatcher Program, Approved Flight School, and Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School.

The Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education).

The Social Work Program has been awarded initial accreditation through 2017 by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation.

All teacher education programs are approved for entitlement by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. In addition, the College of Education has earned NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accreditation. For further information, visit the NCATE Web site at Inquiries concerning regional accreditation should be directed to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604. By phone, (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456.