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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.


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!


File a Complaint

Students who wish to file a formal complaint against Northern Pennsylvania Regional College can do so through the Pennsylvania Department of Education by following the appropriate procedure process linked below.

For additional information, please contact:
Division of Higher Education, Access, and Equity
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 783-8228
Fax: (717) 722-3622