How Our Accreditation Benefits You

Accreditation is a distinction granted to any institution meeting or exceeding the stated criteria of educational quality. 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

We're proud of our accreditation because it sets us apart. It's an accreditation that shows the strength of our academic programs and instruction. Our accreditation means that our campus:

  • 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.


The Everest University campuses in Florida are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and Master's degrees.  

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.  The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (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 placed on probation 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.

The University is a non-sectarian, coeducational institution with authority to confer Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees and diplomas.  

The University is licensed by means of accreditation by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Florida Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite #1414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; telephone (888) 224-6684.

Undergraduate and graduate programs are approved by the by the Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans Training.

Online programs offered at Everest University:

  • Accounting (Associate)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's)
  • Business (Associate)
  • Business (Bachelor's)
  • Business Administration (Master's)
  • Computer Information Science (Associate)
  • Computer Information Science (Bachelor's)
  • Paralegal (Associate)
  • Paralegal (Bachelor's)