University Accreditation (Regional)
Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org; 1-312-263-0456. The North Central Association is one of the six officially recognized regional bodies in the United States authorized to accredit colleges and universities. The North Central Association is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence.
When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degree from an accredited university.
Searchable Accreditation Database
The university is listed in the U.S. Department of Education’s comprehensive database of accredited postsecondary educational institutions. The database is searchable by institution name, accrediting body, and geographic region.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
The Higher Learning Commission, which accredits the university, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
CHEA is an advocate for quality assurance and institutional accountability and transparency in higher education. To that end, it works actively to strengthen accreditation through recognition of 60 accrediting agencies. It is a membership organization of colleges and universities that share these goals.
Direct questions about accreditation to:
Office of Regulatory Affairs
650 South Exeter Street
Baltimore, MD 21202