Effective May 28, 2019, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to grant degrees and certificates as a College in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

To file a formal complaint about NPRC with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, visit their website and follow the on-page instructions.


Pursuing Accreditation

NPRC is actively and proudly pursuing accreditation.

Accreditation is a multi-step process that all colleges must complete. Following NPRC’s approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to grant degrees, the College initiated the accreditation process. In September 2019, NPRC applied for pre-candidacy and  has been approved as of January 22, 2020. In December 2019, NPRC ended its agreement with Gannon. As of January 2020, NPRC began operating as an independent organization and were also approved to apply for candidacy by an accrediting body. This is an essential step that needs to be successfully completed prior to being allowed to apply for full accreditation.

You may wish to bookmark this page for status updates as NPRC moves through the accreditation process.

For more information on this process, check out our blog!