Grand View accredited to offer online education, launches GV Online

April 28, 2017

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has approved Grand View University full rights to offer quality online classes in order to meet the needs of their student population. The new approval accredits the university to offer online education in courses and programs, meaning that students are now able to complete some degrees entirely online. Beginning in the fall of 2017, GV Online will offer both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

The approved online programs are:
Bachelor’s degree:
• Nursing RN to BSN
• Business Administration (Management and HR Concentrations)
• Political Studies
• Paralegal Studies
• Theology
• User Experience (Certificate Program)

Master’s degree:
• MS in Nursing
• MS in Organizational Leadership

Grand View has also received Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) acceptance of all changes proposed in RN to BSN and MSN curriculum and delivery mode.

“Demand for online education has been growing nationally and at Grand View,” said Kent Henning, Grand View University president. “We are pleased to have Grand View’s programs meet the standard of excellence set by the Higher Learning Commission,” he added.

“This is important for students who cannot otherwise attend scheduled classes,” said Patty Williams, Dean, Graduate and Adult Programs. “There are many reasons students need to pursue their education online, whether it’s work or family commitments. This enables Grand View University to offer students an opportunity to continue their education no matter the circumstances. The quality of our online education courses has been recognized with this approval.” More information about GV Online.

The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. For more information, please visit the HLC website at