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Accreditation ensures higher education institutions meet acceptable quality standards. We stand behind your education with our history of achieving that benchmark.

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org since 1978.

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Programmatic accreditation

OVERVIEW

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.

Review University of Phoenix degree programs that have received programmatic accreditation.

BUSINESS ACCREDITATION

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited the following programs offered by the College of Business and Information Technology or the College of Doctoral Studies. 

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting Fundamentals*
  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Business Fundamentals
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Science in Accountancy*
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Management 

*These programs are not available for new enrollments.

For additional information, visit acbsp.org.  

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 
8101 College Blvd #100
Overland Park, KS 66210

HEALTHCARE ACCREDITATION

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

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Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
PO Box 911 Spring House, PA 19477

301-298-1820

 

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). 

For additional information, visit cahme.org or call 301-298-1820.

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) 
PO Box 911 
Spring House, PA 19477 

NURSING ACCREDITATION

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

COUNSELING ACCREDITATION

The Master of Science in Counseling program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Phoenix Campus is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP™). 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350 Alexandria, VA 22314

For additional information please visit cacrep.org.

SOCIAL WORK ACCREDITATION

University of Phoenix’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.  An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. 

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program.  Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.

Licensures and affiliations

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.

  • Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
  • State of Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP) from
  • Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

University of Phoenix also maintains voluntary memberships with numerous organizations, including:

INSTITUTIONAL

  • American Council on Education®
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation®
  • Consortium for the Advancement of Adult Higher Education
  • EDUCAUSE
  • National Association of Veterans Program Administrators
  • Online Learning Consortium™
  • University Professional and Continuing Education Association®
  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Cooperative for Educational Technologies

DOCTORAL STUDIES

  • International Leadership Association

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Arizona Technology Council
  • Project Management Institute
  • Society for Human Resource Management®

EDUCATION

  • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation
  • National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification

HEALTH PROFESSIONS

  • American College of Healthcare Executives Higher Education Network
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration

NURSING

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • California Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Center for Credentialing and Education™
  • National Board for Certified Counselors™
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
  • American Council on Education is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education.
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a registered trademark of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

American Council on Education is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a registered trademark of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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