The University of Bridgeport, commonly referred to as UB, is a private, independent, non-sectarian, coeducational universit located on the Long Island Sound in the South End neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE). The University is known for its diverse student population, currently ranking as the eleventh most racially diverse national university in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The students of the University of Bridgeport are from 80 countries and 46 states. In 2010, the percentage of students graduating that had participated in an English as a foreign or second language (ESL) program was one of the nation's highest at 5%.
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The University of Bridgeport is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The University also is accredited by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.
National accreditations of professional programs have been granted by the following accrediting bodies in the areas noted:
The UB Medical Laboratory Science Program currently has received Serious Applicant Status from NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science). This entitles all students graduating from the program the ability to sit for the national certification examination by ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology).
The M.S. Physician Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association for associate (A.S.) and baccalaureate (B.S.) degree program in Dental Hygiene.
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology baccalaureate (B.S.) degree program in Computer Engineering.
The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education.
All professional and teacher-training programs in Education have received accreditation from the Connecticut State Department of Education.
The School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The Master of Science in Acupuncture program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and oriental medicine practitioners.
The College of Naturopathic Medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The University holds membership in the:
American Council on Education
Association of Urban Universities
American Association of University Women
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Dental Education Association
Association of Evening Colleges, the Connecticut Council of Higher Education
New England Association of Junior Colleges
Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
Association of American Colleges
Council of Graduate Schools
National Council of Equal Opportunity Programs
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