DePaul University is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic institution, and has been accredited by numerous associations and organizations.

Institutional Accreditation

DePaul University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Specialized Accreditation

American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar: Law (LAW) – professional schools

American Chemical Society – undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemistry

American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation: Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD doctoral programs

The Master of Science in nursing at DePaul University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Council on Education for Public Health – master's of public health

Council on Social Work Education – master's degree program in social work

National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation: Music (MUS) – institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree granting programs

National Association of Schools of Public Service and Administration – master's degrees in public service

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International: AACSB – baccalaureate and graduate programs in business, baccalaureate and graduate programs in accounting