The purposes of accreditation include:
- Assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution
- Assure consistency in institutional operations
- Promote institutional improvement
- Provide for public accountability
Our accreditation means that our school:
- Is recognized as a qualified institution of higher learning with approved programs of study that meet recognized academic standards.
- Employs a professional staff.
- Has sufficient facilities and equipment.
Our campuses voluntarily undergo periodic accrediting evaluations by teams of qualified examiners including subject experts and specialists in occupational education and private school administration.
Everest is in the process of transitioning its primary accreditation a new national accrediting body, and expects that process to be complete in early 2017.
Currently, Everest is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas, associates, bachelors and masters degrees. However, as of December 12, 2016, ACICS is no longer recognized by the Department of Education. ACICS islocated at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002-4223; (202) 336-6780.
Everest has 18 months following the December 12, 2016 loss of its Department-recognized accrediting agency (i.e., until June 12,2018), to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA program. If Everest does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, the institution would no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. As noted above, Everestanticipates accreditation under a new accrediting body well before this 18 month deadline.
Any student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at Everest, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of its former accrediting agency can submit that complaint to the School directly and/or to any of the following:
Everest College Colorado Springs Students: The Department of Education's Student Complaint website; the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools at 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202; the Colorado Attorney General at 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor, Denver Colorado, 80203; or the Colorado Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Section at 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor, Denver Colorado, 80203.
Everest University Tampa, Brandon, Pompano, or South Orlando Students:TheDepartment of Education's Student Complaint website; the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; the Florida Attorney General Office at PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050; or the Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Consumer Services at P.O. Box 6700, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6700.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002; (202) 336-6780.
Notice to students and prospective students: Everest's campuses in Brandon, Pompano Beach, and South Orlando have been placedonprobation by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS") based on retention and placement rates reported to ACICS in 2014 and 2015.
Everest College in Colorado Springs and Everest University in Tampa are non-sectarian, coeducational institutions with authority to confer associate, bachelor's, master's degrees and diplomas.
Everest's Florida campus' are licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free number (888) 224-6684.
Online programs offered at Everest:
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