Accreditation

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Accreditation

The College is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award the Bachelor of Science and Associate in Science degrees. Peirce College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, phone 267-284-5000. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. In 2001, the Commission acted to include Peirce's online degree programs within the scope of the institution's accreditation.

The Bachelor of Science and Associate in Science degrees and the Certificate of Proficiency in Paralegal Studies are recognized and approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredits Peirce College's Bachelor of Science and Associate in Science degrees and the Certificate of Proficiency in Business Administration. Peirce’s new two-year health information technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), and its four-year health information management program is in Candidacy Status pending accreditation review by CAHIIM.

The College is approved for Veteran and Vocational Rehabilitation training. Eligible veterans, members of the National Guard, and the survivors and dependents of deceased and disabled veterans may be eligible to use their G.I. benefits. Determination is made by the Veterans Administration. The Dean, Enrollment Services is the College's certifying official for veteran's benefits. Peirce College is a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC).

The College is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), and the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU).

The Peirce College Board of Trustees approves all bachelor's and associate degrees and certificate programs.

Peirce College has applied for registration to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to offer online distance learning programs to students residing in the State of Maryland (March 2014). If the application for registration is approved, this webpage will be updated to reflect the status and duration of the College’s registration.