NMSU Carlsbad has been accredited fully by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a degree-granting institution.

The associate degree program in nursing offered by NMSU Carlsbad is accredited fully by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Both the certificate and associate degree programs in nursing are approved by the State of 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.