The DEAC publishes a list of the institutions scheduled for consideration at its next Commission meeting on its website. Accredited institutions, governmental and non-governmental agencies, industry members, the general public and other interested parties are invited to submit written comments pertaining to any school included on the Accrediting Commission's list. Comments should include information that will assist the Commission in making a decision regarding the accreditation action pending for an institution. Any comments received will be forwarded to the institution, which will then have an opportunity to submit a response to those comments. Comments concerning the institutions listed below should be submitted as soon as possible; the Accrediting Commission meets in January and June.

Applicants for Initial Accreditation

The following institutions have submitted applications for initial accreditation to the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. Initial applicants are publicly announced by DEAC in its publications and on the DEAC website once an applicant has completed a successful Readiness Assessment. DEAC does not have a candidacy status and advises institutions not to publicize the fact that they have applied for DEAC accreditation so that students will not be misled into enrolling based on the impression that the institution will become accredited. The following institutions have submitted applications for their initial grant of accreditation:

  • Agora University, Springfield, VA
  • Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education, Studio City, CA
  • Calbright College, Sacramento, CA
  • Hondros College of Business, Westerville, OH
  • Kaho'iwai, Kamuela, HI
  • Nexford University, Washington, DC
  • Setanta College, Tipperary, Ireland
  • United Medical Institute, Citrus Heights, CA
  • University of Pasadena, Torrance, CA
  • West Coast Bible College and Seminary, Waco, TX

Applicants for Renewal of Accreditation

The following institutions have submitted applications for their renewal of accreditation to the Distance Education Accrediting Commission:

  • American Business and Technology University, St. Joseph, MO
  • California Miramar University, San Diego, CA
  • Grantham University, Lenexa, KS
  • Laurus College, Santa Maria, CA
  • Sarasota University, Sarasota, FL
  • Shiloh University, Kalona, IA

If you have any comments concerning these institutions, please contact the Director of Accreditation, Nan Ridgeway.