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 through December 2020. ACICS is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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.
On April 3, 2018, the Secretary of Education issued an Order notifying ACICS that the U.S. Department of Education has restored ACICS's status as a federally recognized agency as of December 12, 2016, the date on which the previous Secretary of Education de-recognized ACICS. The Order comes in response to a recent ruling from the U.S. District Court. The Court remanded the final decision on ACICS recognition back to the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Coleman University is a private institution approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, www.bppe.ca.gov.