ACHS has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) since June 2003. Click here to verify our stats on the DEAC website. DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)Click here to view a letter from the U.S. Department of Education certifying DEAC's Recognition.

What does accreditation mean to you? We asked our staff and faculty here at ACHS to share the words that spring to mind when they think of accreditation. Here's a visual of what they said:

 Accreditation Wordle

We believe that transparency helps you choose the Institution that is the best match for you. In that spirit, we invite you to check out our average graduation rate and satisfaction ratings, and ACHS's Consumer Disclosures are available here

Curious About the History of the DEAC?

Take a video tour of the DEAC (formerly DETC) offices, including a summary of its long history, with Mike Lambert, Executive Director of the DEAC here.

CHEA Shares More on Accreditation & Its Value to You

Hear what the Council for Higher Education Accreditation has to share about accreditation and its importance to you online here.