The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (SVCAA) is responsible for coordinating University efforts to prepare for the accrediting agency's periodic site visits and reviews.
UNL's last campus visit by an accreditation review team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools was on November 6, 7, and 8, 2006.
Chartered in 1869, UNL is an educational institution of international stature. Nebraska is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the "Research Universities (very high research activity)" category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). UNL celebrated the 140th anniversary of its founding on Feb. 15, 2009.