NMSU Carlsbad has been accredited fully by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution.

The associate degree nursing program offered by NMSU Carlsbad is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta Ga 30326 Phone: 404-975-5000 Fax: 404-975-5020.  Both the practical certificate and associate degree programs in nursing have full approval from the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

All vocational programs offered by NMSU Carlsbad are reviewed and approved by the New Mexico State Department of Education’s Division of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.