What Is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a distinction granted to any institution meeting or exceeding the stated criteria of educational quality. The purposes of accreditation include:
Assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution.
Assure consistency in institutional operations.
Promote institutional improvement.
Provide for public accountability.
Why is it important to you?
Accreditation affects you by providing for the responsibility of an institution and assuring prospective and current students of the following:
It is recognized as a qualified institution of higher learning with approved programs of study that meet recognized academic standards.
It employs a professional staff.
It has sufficient facilities and equipment.
It is a stable and permanent fixture in the educational community.
This school voluntarily undergoes periodic accrediting evaluations by teams of qualified examiners including subject experts and specialists in occupational education and private school administration.
The Everest University campuses in Florida are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and Master's degrees.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002; (202) 336-6780.
The University is a non-sectarian, coeducational institution with authority to confer Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees and diplomas.
The University is licensed by means of accreditation by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, 2650 Apalachee Parkway, Suite A, Tallahassee, Florida 32301; telephone (850) 245-3200.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the Department of Homeland Security and by the Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans Training. All campuses are members of the Career College Association.