Broadview University is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates, diplomas, associate of applied science degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees, bachelor of science degrees and master’s degrees. If you have questions about Broadview’s accreditation, please email or call us at 877-480-3335.
Receiving accreditation requires a strong commitment to educational quality. To maintain accreditation, Broadview voluntarily commits to continuous improvement and accountability; periodic peer review; and meeting or exceeding educational quality criteria established by ACICS.
Founded in 1912, ACICS accredits institutions that offer programs in professional, technical and occupational fields. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Universities (ACICS) accredits Broadview University. Earlier this year, the US Department of Education (USDE) made the decision to no longer recognize ACICS as an accreditor, which may have an adverse impact on our students’ ability to participate in federal student financial aid. ACICS is currently appealing this decision and, on March 31, 2017, ACICS filed a motion for summary judgement in U.S. District Court. Broadview University has 18 months (until June 12, 2018) from the time ACICS lost recognition by USDE to obtain a new accrediting body, otherwise our institution will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs (federal student financial aid). Even though ACICS is appealing the decision, Broadview University started the necessary steps to obtain accreditation through another agency and is currently considered “in process,” to move forward with the process.
Please know that Broadview University is taking this process seriously and representatives are available to answer any questions you have.
As a student, you may wonder what accreditation means for you. Essentially, Broadview’s accreditation is an indication that Broadview has standards in place to assess the education it’s offering you and is committed to providing a quality educational experience. Graduating from institutions whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be a requirement for employment. Broadview’s accreditation means the university is eligible for federal loan and grant programs that provide financial aid to qualified students.
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