"DEAC accreditation complements and strengthens an institution’s status through its unprecedented understanding of the changing distance education landscape. In receiving renewal of accreditation, ACHS has demonstrated its commitment to distance education standards that ensure excellence in teaching, learning, and student outcomes.” —Dr. Leah K. Matthews, PhD, Executive Director, Distance Education Accrediting Commission

ACHS specializes in online distance education and has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) since June 2003. DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

What does accreditation mean? We asked our staff and faculty here at ACHS to share what accreditation means to them. 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 Consumer Disclosures online here, including student satisfaction ratings, alumni success, and gainful employment disclosures.

Learn more about accreditation from the experts at DEAC

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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.