Institutional Accreditations, Program Accreditations, Approvals, & Certifications

Robert Morris University is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and is authorized to award the:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Information Systems
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Science in Human Performance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Networking
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Nutrition & Health Science
  • Associate in Applied Science

Robert Morris University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In the United States, accreditation is voluntarily sought by institutions of higher education and is conferred by six regional associations, and by several national associations that limit their scope to particular kinds of institutions. An institutional accrediting body evaluates an entire institution in terms of its mission and accredits the institution as a whole. This body reviews more than the educational offerings of the institution; it also assesses such characteristics as governance and administration, financial condition, admissions and student personnel processes, institutional resources, and relationships with outside communities.

The Higher Learning Commission, based in Chicago, accredits degree-granting institutions of higher education. Its mission is:

  • To establish requirements and criteria for the accreditation of institutions of higher education and accredit institutions found to meet those requirements and criteria .
  • To strengthen educational and institutional quality through its assistance to its affiliated institutions, its evaluation processes and its programs, publications, and research.
  • To advocate and exercise self-regulation in higher education through effective peer review.
  • To provide the public with accurate information concerning the relationship of affiliated institutions with the Commission.

Robert Morris University is:

  • Approved for foreign students by the U.S. Justice Department. The University is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
  • Approved for Veteran’s Administration educational benefits. Service persons and veterans should contact the Associate Registrar for information.
  • Approved for Social Security by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Approved by the Illinois Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Training.
  • Approved by the Department of Education to offer Title IV Financial Aid funding.
  • Approved by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to award state financial aid.
  • Approved by the Illinois Board of Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for the Nursing Program.

The University’s curriculum may be helpful in preparing students to sit for a number of certifications during or upon completion of the program of study.  However, many certifications require additional coursework, work experience, and an exam fee.


School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration at Robert Morris University-Illinois has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, click here.

Click here to see our IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.


College of Nursing & Health Studies

Bachelor of Science: Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Science (BS in ENHS)
American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED/First Aid
Human Kinetics Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid Credentials (Coaching Track)
Graduates may apply to sit for the ACSM Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor Certifications
Graduates may apply to sit for the ACSM/NPAS: Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist Certification

Bachelor of Professional Studies: Health and Wellness (BPS in HW)
American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED/First Aid
Human Kinetics Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid Credentials (Coaching Track)
Graduates may apply to sit for the ACSM Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor Certifications

Associate Degree in Exercise and Sport Studies (AAS in ESS)
American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED/First Aid
Graduates may apply to sit for the ACSM Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor Certifications

Medical Assisting
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) NHA certification
Graduates may apply to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) AMT certification and the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) AAMA certification

The Robert Morris University Illinois Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Chicago campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.210.2350
www.caahep.org

Nursing
IDPH Certified Nursing Assistant
Graduates may apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN for RN Licensure

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Robert Morris University IL is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

Surgical Technology
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support
Certified Surgical Technologist Certification
IDPFR Surgical Technology Registration and Licensing

Medical Laboratory Technology
Robert Morris University is currently seeking programmatic accreditation from:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773.714.8880

Institute of Art & Design

Architectural Technology

The BPS in Architectural Technology will not qualify a student to sit for the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Board) exam.  Upon completion of the degree students will be eligible for a variety of job opportunities in construction, real estate management as well as entry-level positions in the construction, space planning and architectural industries.


Institute of Culinary Arts

ServSafe Sanitation certification – city and state

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Manage First Certifications:

  • Purchasing Certificate and Cost Control Certificate through NRAEF

Institute of Technology & Media

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

Memberships

Robert Morris University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) and generally complies with the general guidelines as set forth by:

  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (IACRAO)

Athletics

The University enrolls over 600 students in the following athletic programs and their respective affiliations:

Men’s Teams

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Women’s Teams

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Coed Teams

  • Cheerleading
  • Dance
  • Esports
  • Performing Arts

Athletic National Associations

  • American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA)
  • Universal Dance Association (UDA)
  • United States Bowling Congress (USBC)
  • United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Athletic Conference Affiliations

  • Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL)
  • Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association (CCWHA)
  • Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC)
  • Mid-States Football Association (MSFA)

Athletic Hall of Fame

The University created the Athletic Hall of Fame to honor those who have given, achieved, and sacrificed to enhance the overall success of Robert Morris University Athletics. Members are inducted annually and there are currently 38 individuals and 7 teams in the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Athletic Awards

  • Academic All-American Athletes (189)
  • Conference Championship Teams (16)
  • All-American Athletes (117)
  • National Championship Teams (7)

General

Robert Morris’s intensive curriculum can assist students in earning an associate degree in as little as 6 quarters and a bachelor’s degree in as little as 12 quarters.  Program lengths vary.  Not all programs available at all locations.

An academic year is 30 weeks in length; a new financial plan begins every 30 weeks.  Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and may change in subsequent years.

Scholarships are frequently available in the following areas:

  • Merit
  • Academic Talent
  • Athletic Talent
  • Financial Need

All scholarships are limited and awarded at the discretion of the University and not guaranteed to be renewable.

Transfer of Credit

RMU coursework is designed for your success at Robert Morris. RMU credit may transfer to other institutions; however, all transfer of credit is evaluated by the receiving institution. Credit transfers best when evaluated as part of an earned degree; course-by-course credit is typically more difficult to transfer to and from any college or university.