Information concerning UNL's institutional and specialized accreditations is available in the UNL Fact Book (see “Accreditations” section). Following guidelines established by the University of Nebraska’s Board of Regents, all academic programs are assessed through a formal Program Review process on a regular basis. In addition to review of the programs, UNL continually reviews and assesses the educational programs through student outcomes assessment. Information regarding UNL's assessment of academic programs is also available.

UNL is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information on UNL’s accreditation is also available.