Our Accreditation Assures You a Quality Academic Program
Acacia University is recognized by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) as an accredited online University, and adheres to all DEAC Standards and Code of Ethics.
- The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of education as a recognized accrediting agency.
- It is a private, non-profit organisation founded in 1926 that operates as an institutional accreditor of distance education institutions.
- Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions.
- DEAC’s geographic area of accreditation activities includes all states within the United States and international locations.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a private nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. It carries forward a long tradition that recognition of accrediting organizations should be a key strategy to ensure quality, accountability, and improvement in higher education. Recognition by CHEA affirms that standards and processes of accrediting organizations are consistent with quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.
- CHEA is the only national organisation focused exclusively on higher education accreditation and quality assurance.
- Recognition by CHEA affirms that standards and processes of accrediting organisations are consistent with quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.
Acacia University holds accreditation through the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. Founded in 1926, it has become the agency that sets the standard for all distance education institutions.
Distance Education Accrediting
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 234-5100
What Is Accreditation?
Why Is Accreditation Important?
Accreditation assures you, the student, that the institution operates on a sound financial basis, has approved programs of study, qualified instructors, adequate facilities, and approved policies. Additionally, accreditation is often required by employer sponsored tuition reimbursement programs and by other institutions when evaluating transfer credits.
Here are three quick steps to quickly “search” for accredited schools on the US Department of Education web site. Follow the steps below and enter out name and accreditation information will be displayed.
On the U S Department of Education web site they state that the Secretary of Education recognizes only one agency dedicated solely to accrediting distance education institutions, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).