Temple University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Additionally, the Department of Theater is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST). NAST is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities that was founded in 1965. It has approximately 182 accredited institutional members, and establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.