Accreditation and Approval

  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

    Coleman University has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748- 9001. This status is a preliminary preaccreditation affiliation with the Commission awarded within the five year period allowed to achieve Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.

    Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

    Coleman University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees. ACICS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). As of December 12, 2016, ACICS is no longer recognized by the United States Department of Education.

    United States Department of Education (USDoE)

    Notwithstanding the loss of recognition of ACICS, the United States Secretary of Education deems Coleman University to hold recognized accreditation while Coleman University continues to award federal financial assistance under the terms of a Provisional Program Participation Agreement with USDoE through June 12, 2018.

    Coleman University has 18 months following from December 12, 2016 to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. If Coleman University does not obtain accreditation within that 18-month period, which ends on June 12, 2018, Coleman University would no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. Coleman University has made continuous progress and has met all required time lines toward gaining accreditation with Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), an agency recognized by USDoE (www.ed.gov).

    Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

    Coleman University is a private institution approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, www.bppe.ca.gov.