North Carolina University is not an accredited institution recognized by the

Department of Education.

But we are seeking full accreditation. . .

Although accreditation is a voluntary process, we understand how it is viewed in academic and employment arenas.  Other schools may not accept our credit hours if a student transfers, and employers may not recognize a student’s degree or certificate from this institution. NCU will not be listed as an accredited institution on the Department of Education’s website. However, the education that students will receive will be stellar and their experience will be life-altering in the most wonderful ways.  The cost is also extremely reasonable.  The NCU brand is solid and official accreditation is being pursued vigorously. While Dr. Freeman is vigorously pursuing accreditation, what you will receive from NCU is an upscale education that will transform your life for the better!

NCU’s projected year for national accreditation recognized by the Department of Education is 2025. Although neither NCU’s president or board of directors can guarantee that national accreditation will occur by 2025, be assured that steps are being taken to reach or supersede this goal. 


What Else is NCU Doing to Become Accredited?

We are so glad you asked.

NCU administrators, faculty, and staff want to provide students with the highest quality education available.  Therefore, they govern NCU effectively and have instituted various quality-control measures to make sure this institution becomes accredited as quickly as possible.  Dr. Freeman also attends Department of Education (DOE) conference calls, webinars, and other events in order to prepare for accreditation.  She is also listed with the DOE’s faith-based educators.

Click here or on the logo below to see more information about the accreditation for post-secondary institutions in the United States. Be informed about your education!

Once accepted, NCU will operate under North Carolina’s Religious Exemption to Licensure.  Please see the important statements below:

Degree programs of study offered by North Carolina University have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure, under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes
Section (G.S.) 116-15 (d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious
education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon assessment of program quality
under established licensing standards.

Student Complaints: The Licensure Division of the University of North Carolina General Administration serves as the official state entity to receive complaints concerning post-secondary institutions that are authorized to operate in North Carolina. 

If students are unable to resolve a complaint through the institution’s grievance procedures, they may review the Student Complaint Policy, complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) located on the State Authorization webpage at, and submit the complaint to or to the following mailing address:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

The current home office for NCU

The Journey to Get NCU Accredited


         Dr. Freeman’s Pioneering Work in Education

Dr. Freeman is changing education by creating a new accrediting body that will guard the interests of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-
Serving Institutions (MSIs), and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).  She is also working with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to bring vocational education to the forefront.

Dr. Freeman’s Work on A New Accrediting Body


Through her non-profit called The Collegiate Collaborative, Dr. Freeman is working on a groundbreaking and history-making accrediting concept that would be historical in its scope. NCU will be part of this historical endeavor because Dr. Freeman is part of this endeavor.  Together, we, the NCU family, will blaze trails and create legacies that will make life better for generations coming after us.

Dr. Freeman’s Work with NCCER


NCU is a pioneering and innovative university.  It has both excellent liberal arts degrees and vocational/skill-based certifications through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER is a top accrediting body for skill-based education associated with trades/vocational training.  North Carolina University, in conjunction with its sister institution Kittrell College, will be NCCER accredited in early 2021 if all goes as planned. Once NCCER accreditation is achieved, Kittrell College, Dr. Freeman’s two-year institution that specializes in skill-based education and vocational training, will become the home of these programs.  Kittrell College will have certifications in trades such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, welding, and general contracting.

The Purpose of Accreditation

North Carolina University officials/administrators recognize that accreditation helps propagate standards that ensure a quality education—one that can be measured against established guidelines. Our goal is to achieve and surpass the quality and performance standards established by the accrediting association with whom we are partnering. Accreditation recognized by the Department of Education aids the student in the transfer of credit. However, the transfer of credit hours is at the discretion of the receiving school.

Currently, North Carolina University is an unaccredited institution. However, we are partnering with various accredited and licensed institutions and organizations.