Accreditations and licensures
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23.
Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards established by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.
Programmatic or specialized accreditation applies to specific programs or coursework within an institution and is often associated with professional organizations. See below for University of Phoenix degree programs that are accredited.