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The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.
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University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org and its predecessor, since 1978.
Programmatic or specialized accreditation represents an additional level of external peer evaluation and quality assurance that applies to specific programs within an institution. The focus of programmatic accreditation is on the curriculum for a specific program(s) and how it leads to professional practice. With programmatic accreditation, the quality of the programs are regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the industry of choice. Employers and students can trust that the program of study meets quality standards set by the profession.
See below for University of Phoenix degree programs that have received programmatic accreditation.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited the following programs in the School of Business:
For additional information, please visit acbsp.org.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 614
Rockville, MD 20852,
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at the University of Phoenix are accredted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001,
The Master of Science in Counseling program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Arizona and Utah Campuses are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP®).
For additional information, please visit cacrep.org.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
500 Montgomery Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314
The following program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a specialized accrediting body. Following a merger of accreditors, NCATE accreditation is administered by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
For additional information, please visit caepnet.org.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
1140 19th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
The following programs offered by the College of Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a specialized accrediting body. Following a merger of accreditors, NCATE accreditation is administered by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The following programs are accredited at the Hawaii Campus:
The following programs are accredited at the Utah Campus:
University of Phoenix is approved to operate in the following U.S. states and district, either through licensure, registration, general or specific approvals, consent, or exemption.
University of Phoenix is subject to specific approval-related statements that are required by some states or provinces as follows:
Florida: Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2308.
Georgia: Authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990.
Illinois: University of Phoenix is authorized to operate as a post-secondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, www.ibhe.org.
Indiana: Fully authorized by the Indiana Commission for Postsecondary Proprietary Education. AC-0188. Indianapolis Campus: 7999 Knue Rd., Suites 100 & 500, Indianapolis, IN 46250; Northwest Indiana Campus: 8401 Ohio St., Merrillville, IN 46410.
Maryland: Registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Ohio: Registration Number 1154320. Cleveland Main Campus: 3401 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 250, Beachwood, OH 44122.
Oklahoma: University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). For more information about University of Phoenix accreditations and licensures, please visit http://www.phoenix.edu/about_us/accreditation.html.
College credit granted by University of Phoenix. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
Puerto Rico: University of Phoenix operates under a renewal license granted by the Puerto Rico Council on Education.
South Carolina: Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. South Carolina Campus: 1001 Pinnacle Point Dr., Columbia, SC 29223.
Tennessee: Memphis Campus: 65 Germantown Ct., Ste. 100, Cordova, TN 38018; Nashville Campus: 616 Marriott Dr., Ste. 150, Nashville, TN 37214.
Virginia: University of Phoenix is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Virginia Beach Learning Center 150 Central Park Avenue Virginia Beach, VA, 23462.
University of Phoenix also maintains voluntary memberships with numerous organizations, including:
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