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Accreditation and Licensing

General disclaimer:

Last Updated: August 27, 2015. Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Administrative office: South University, 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31406-4805 ©2015 South University.

Institutional Accreditation:

South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.

State Licensing

Alabama

Montgomery, AL
5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL, 36116-1120

South University, Montgomery, qualifies for exemption from the requirements of licensure by the Department of Postsecondary Education in the State of Alabama pursuant to the Code of Alabama §§ 16-46-3(a)(7), as amended. An exemption pursuant to this section shall not be construed to constitute approval or endorsement by the state of Alabama for any purpose (135 S Union St; Montgomery, AL 36104-4340 or PO Box 302130; Montgomery, AL 36130-2130; 334-293-4500;www.accs.cc).

Florida

Orlando Learning Site
Millennia Park One, Orlando, FL, 32811

South University, Orlando Learning Site is 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 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684. South University, Orlando Learning Site is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 5134.

Tampa, FL
4401 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33614-7095

South University, Tampa is 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 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.

South University, Tampa is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 3284.

West Palm Beach, FL
University Centre, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411

South University, West Palm Beach is 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 telephone number (888)224-6684.

(any advertising): South University, West Palm Beach is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2987.

Georgia

Atlanta Learning Site
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30328

Savannah, GA
709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, GA, 31406-4805

Arizona - South University, Savannah is authorized by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (1400 West Washington Street, Room 2560, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 1.602.542.5709,www.azppse.gov).

Georgia - South University, Savannah meets the criteria for an exemption from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission’s (NPEC) regulations as outlined in O.C.G.A.§20-3-250.3(a)(15).

Indiana - South University, Savannah is authorized by: Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206.

Oklahoma - Not licensed by OK RHE, as only have recruiting license in Oklahoma.

Michigan

Novi, MI
41555 Twelve Mile Rd., Novi, MI, 48377

South University, Novi is authorized to operate a private college or university in the State of Michigan pursuant to 1931 PA 327, as amended.

North Carolina

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University
Three LakePointe Plaza, Charlotte, NC, 28217-4536

South University, High Point; The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University; and The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a campus of South University are licensed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to offer degree programs under matters regulated by General Statute 116-15 (PO Box 2688; Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688; 919-962-4558; http://www.northcarolina.edu/). A Guaranty Bond (for prepaid tuition held by each campus) is located in each of the offices of the presidents at the Charlotte, High Point, and Raleigh-Durham campuses and is available for review by anyone during normal business hours. The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University and The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a campus of South University are approved by the Office of Proprietary Schools of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges to offer certificate programs under matters regulated by Article 8, Chapter 115D of the North Carolina General Statutes (5001 Mail Service Center; Raleigh, NC 27699-5001; 919-807-7100).

The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, a campus of South University
410 Blackwell Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC, 27701

The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, a campus of South University, is licensed by The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to confer Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Art degrees.

High Point, NC
3975 Premier Drive, High Point, NC, 27265

South University, High Point; The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University; and The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, a campus of South University are licensed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to offer degree programs under matters regulated by General Statute 116-15 (PO Box 2688; Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688; 919-962-4558; http://www.northcarolina.edu/).

A Guaranty Bond (for prepaid tuition held by each campus) is located in each of the offices of the presidents at the Charlotte, High Point, and Raleigh–Durham campuses and is available for review by anyone during normal business hours.

Ohio

Cleveland, OH
4743 Richmond Road, Cleveland, OH, 44128

South University, Cleveland is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-466-2752.

South University, Cleveland holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents.

South Carolina

Columbia, SC
9 Science Court, Columbia, SC, 29203

South University, Columbia is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (1122 Lady St, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201, 803-737-2260;www.che.sc.gov). Licensure indicates that minimum standards have been met; it is not equal to or synonymous with regional or specialized accreditation.

Texas

Austin, TX
1220 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX, 78681

South University, Austin, The Art Institute of Dallas, and The Art Institute of Fort Worth each hold the Certificate of Authorization acknowledging exemption from regulation by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as defined in Chapter 7.3 of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s rules (PO Box 12788; Austin, TX 78711 or 1200 E.. Anderson Lane; Austin, TX 78752; 512-427-6200;www.thecb.state.tx.us).

Certificate of Authorization--The Board's acknowledgment that an institution is qualified for an exemption from certain identified regulations in this subchapter.

South University, Austin, The Art Institute of Dallas, and The Art Institute of Fort Worth are exempted by the Texas Workforce Commission under Texas Education Code, Section 132.002(a)(6). Exemption means that these campuses of South University are not approved or regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission (101 E 15 St; Austin, TX 78778-0001; 512-463-2222;www.texasworkforce.org).

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University
8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX, 75231-5993

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University and The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University hold Certificates of Authorization acknowledging exemption from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regulations.(PO Box 12788; Austin, TX 78711 or 1200 E. Anderson Lane; Austin, TX 78752; 512-427-6200;www.thecb.state.tx.us).The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University is authorized to offer the Master of Arts in Design and Media Management program on the campuses of The Art Institute of Houston (4140 Southwest Freeway; Houston, TX 77027-7311) and The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston (101 West Louis Henna Boulevard, Suite 100; Austin, TX 78728-1260). Certificate of Authorization--The Board's acknowledgment that an institution is qualified for an exemption from certain identified regulations in this subchapter. The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education. The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools (3700 North Classen Boulevard, Suite 250, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, 1.405.528.3370).

The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University
7000 Calmont Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, 76116

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University and The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University hold Certificates of Authorization acknowledging exemption from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regulations.(PO Box 12788; Austin, TX 78711 or 1200 E. Anderson Lane; Austin, TX 78752; 512-427-6200; www.thecb.state.tx.us). The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University is authorized to offer the Master of Arts in Design and Media Management program on the campuses of The Art Institute of Houston (4140 Southwest Freeway; Houston, TX 77027-7311) and The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, (101 West Louis Henna Boulevard, Suite 100; Austin, TX 78728-1260). Certificate of Authorization--The Board's acknowledgment that an institution is qualified for an exemption from certain identified regulations in this subchapter.

The Art Institute of Houston — North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
10740 North Gessner Drive, Houston, TX, 77064

The Art Institute of Houston — North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Virginia

Richmond, VA
2151 Old Brick Road, Richmond, VA, 23060

South University, Richmond, and South University, Virginia Beach, are certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600;www.schev.edu).

Virginia Beach, VA
301 Bendix Rd Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

South University, Richmond, and South University, Virginia Beach, are certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600;www.schev.edu).

Online

Online Programs
709 Mall Boulevard, Online Programs, Online, 31406-4805

Arkansas -

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

Arizona -

South University is authorized by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (1400 West Washington Street, Room 2560, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 1.602.542.5709, www.azppse.gov).

(any advertising): South University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 5134.

Iowa -

South University is a registered university with the Iowa College Aid Commission to operate within the State of Iowa for the purpose of offering postsecondary educational programs to Iowa residents. (Iowa College Student Aid Commission; 430 East Grand Avenue, 3rd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50309; 887-272-4456; https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov ).

Kansas -

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved South University to operate in the State of Kansas (Private Postsecondary Education Division; 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520; Topeka, Kansas 66612-1368; 785-296-3421; www.kansasregents.org).

Kentucky -

South University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Louisiana -

South University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by The State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland -

South University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission as an Out-of-State Institution of Higher education offering online education.

Minnesota -

South University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Montana -

South University has been granted State Authorization from the Montana University System (2500 Broadway; PO Box 203201; Helena, MT 59620-3201; 406-444-0345; www.montana.edu ).

Nevada -

South University is licensed to operate by the Commission on Postsecondary Education; 3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 202, Las Vegas NV 89120; 1.702.486.7330.

New Hampshire -

South University has received administrative approval from the Higher Education Commission of the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Education—Division of Higher Education to offer educational programs in accordance with the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules (POS 1008).

New York -

No jurisdiction over online programs (even those with a ground component) that do not lead to state license. NOTE: Nurse Practitioner programs lead to a state license.

Without a physical presence in New York, South University is not required to apply for approval from the State Education Department, Office of Higher Education (5 North Mezzanine, Education Building; 89 Washington Ave; Albany, NY 12234; 518-474-2593; www.highered.nysed.gov ).

North Dakota -

South University has met the North Dakota University System's requirements for ND Century Code 15-18.1-02.8 Exemptions. (1815 Schafer St, Suite 202; Bismarck, ND 58501-1217; 701-328-2960;www.ndus.edu/system/state-authorization).

Ohio -

South University, Cleveland is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215, 614-466-2752.

Texas -

Certificate of Authorization--The Board's acknowledgment that an institution is qualified for an exemption from certain identified regulations in this subchapter.

Utah -

South University holds a Certificate of State Authorization from the Utah Division of Consumer Protection (160 East 300 South, Second Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, 801.530.6601).

Washington -

South University is authorized by the Washington student achievement council (the council) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes (name of institution) to offer specific degree programs. The council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Wisconsin -

South University has been approved and is legally authorized to do business in the state of Wisconsin as a private postsecondary school, subject to the provisions of §38.50 Wisconsin Statutes, and all administrative rules adopted pursuant to the statutes. Approval includes on those programs and those locations specifically approved by the Board (201 West Washington Ave, 3rd Floor; Madison, WI 53703; 608-266-1996; http://eab.state.wi.us).

West Virginia -

South University is approved by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (1018 Kanawha Blvd East, Suite 700; Charleston, WV 25301; 304-558-2101; www.hepc.wvnet.edu).

Wyoming -

South University is licensed by the State of Wyoming as a post-secondary proprietary school under W.S. 21-11-101 through 21-11-107.

Programmatic Accreditation

Alabama

Montgomery, AL
5355 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL, 36116-1120

The following business programs at South University, Montgomery, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program at South University, Montgomery is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350./

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Montgomery are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Montgomery, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies programs at South University, Montgomery are approved by the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598 312.988.5522 800.285.2221.

Florida

Orlando Learning Site
Millennia Park One, Orlando, FL, 32811

Tampa, FL
4401 North Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33614-7095

The following business programs at South University, Tampa, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org. Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Tampa are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Tampa is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.



The Physician Assistant Studies program offered at South University, Tampa is provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. 12000 Findley Road, Suite 240, Johns Creek, GA, 30097; Phone: 770-476-1224. www.arc-pa.org.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at South University, Tampa is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. http://www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. More information on ACOTE may be obtained at http://www.acoteonline.org.

West Palm Beach, FL
University Centre, West Palm Beach, FL, 33411

The following business programs at South University, West Palm Beach, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, West Palm Beach are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies programs at South University, West Palm Beach are approved by the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598 312.988.5522 800.285.2221.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, West Palm Beach, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at South University, West Palm Beach is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. http://www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. More information on ACOTE may be obtained at http://www.acoteonline.org.

The Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program at South University, West Palm Beach is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone (703) 535-5990.)

Georgia

Atlanta Learning Site
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30328

Savannah, GA
709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, GA, 31406-4805

The following business programs at South University, Savannah, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, Accelerated Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Accelerated Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Richmond are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies programs at South University, Savannah are approved by the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598 312.988.5522 800.285.2221.

The Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program at South University, Savannah is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.

The Physician Assistant Studies program offered at South University, Savannah is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. 12000 Findley Road, Suite 240, Johns Creek, GA, 30097; Phone: 770-476-1224. www.arc-pa.org.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Savannah, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



South University, Savannah Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500; Chicago, IL 60602-5109; 312-664-3575; www.acpe-accredit.org).

The Anesthesiologist Assistant program at South University, Savannah, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA) (1361 Park St; Clearwater, FL 33756; 727-210-2350).

Michigan

Novi, MI
41555 Twelve Mile Rd., Novi, MI, 48377

The following business programs at South University, Novi, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org. Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Novi are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Novi, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



North Carolina

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University
Three LakePointe Plaza, Charlotte, NC, 28217-4536

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts offered by The Art Institute of Charlotte is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (180 Center Place Way; St. Augustine, FL 32095; 800-624-9458; www.acfchefs.org).

The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, a campus of South University
410 Blackwell Street, Suite 200, Durham, NC, 27701

High Point, NC
3975 Premier Drive, High Point, NC, 27265

The following business programs at South University, High Point, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, and Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

Effective July 29, 2014, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University High Point has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org ). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

The BSN and RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South University, High Point are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

Ohio

Cleveland, OH
4743 Richmond Road, Cleveland, OH, 44128

The following business programs at South University, Cleveland, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, and Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Cleveland, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Cleveland are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791..

South Carolina

Columbia, SC
9 Science Court, Columbia, SC, 29203

The following business programs at South University, Columbia the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, Accelerated Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Accelerated Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Columbia are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

South University, Columbia Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500; Chicago, IL 60602-5109; 312-664-3575; www.acpe-accredit.org).

The Associate of Science in Medical Assisting program at South University, Columbia is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350.

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies program and the Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies program at South University, Columbia are approved by the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598 312.988.5522 800.285.2221.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at South University, Columbia has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE’s mailing address is; ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

The Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at South University, Columbia is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, phone (703) 535-5990.)

Texas

Austin, TX
1220 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX, 78681

The following business programs at South University, Austin, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, and Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Austin, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



The Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Austin are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing offered at South University, Austin is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University
8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX, 75231-5993

The Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts, Associate of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry, Certificate in Baking & Pastry, Certificate in Culinary Arts, the Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at The Art Institute of Dallas is accredited by the Council for Interior Design (206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350; Grand Rapids, MI 49503; www.accredit-id.org).

The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University
7000 Calmont Avenue, Fort Worth, TX, 76116

The Art Institute of Houston — North, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
10740 North Gessner Drive, Houston, TX, 77064

Virginia

Richmond, VA
2151 Old Brick Road, Richmond, VA, 23060

The following business programs at South University, Richmond, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, and Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, Richmond are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at South University, Richmond has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE’s mailing address is; ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Richmond, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



Virginia Beach, VA
301 Bendix Rd Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

The following business programs at South University, Virginia Beach, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Virginia Beach, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.



The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University, West Palm Beach are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

Online

Online Programs
709 Mall Boulevard, Online Programs, Online, 31406-4805

The following business programs at South University, Online the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, Accelerated Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Accelerated Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; www.acbsp.org). Other programs in the College of are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; www.aacn.nche.edu; telephone: 202.887.6791.

State Nursing Board Approvals:



Alabama

South University, Montgomery, is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PO Box 303900; Montgomery, AL 36130-3900; 800- 656-5318; www.abn.alabama.gov).

Florida

South University, Tampa, and South University, West Palm Beach, are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-02; Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252; 850-488-0595; www.floridanursing.gov.)

Michigan

South University, Novi, is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PO Box 30193; Lansing, MI 48909; 517-335- 0918; www.michigan.gov/healthlicense).

Ohio

South University, Cleveland, is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400; Columbus, OH 43215- 7410; 614-466-3947; www.nursing.ohio.gov).

South Carolina

South University, Columbia, is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PO Box 12367; Columbia, SC 29211; 803-896-4550; www.llronline.com/ POL/Nursing).

Virginia

South University, Richmond, and South University, Virginia Beach, are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Perimeter Center; 9960 Maryland Dr, Suite 300; Henrico, VA 23233-1463; 804-367-4515; www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/default.htm).

The Physical Therapist Assisting program at South University — Tampa has been granted initial accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 1-703-684-2782.

The Physical Therapist Assisting program at South University — West Palm Beach has been granted initial accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 1-703-684-2782.

The Physical Therapist Assisting program at South University — Savannah is an expansion program approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 1-703-684-2782.

The Physical Therapist Assisting program at South University — Montgomery is an expansion program approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 1-703-684-2782.

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program offered at South University — Savannah is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant, Inc. 12000 Findley Road, Ste. 240, Johns Creek, GA 30097, phone: 770.476.1224, fax: 770.476.1738, www.arc-pa.org. *This accreditation status qualifies graduating students to take the national certifying examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). The Physician Assistant program is a member of the Association of Physician Assistants Programs, the national organization representing Physician Assistant education programs.

The Physician Assistant Studies program offered at South University — Tampa is provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., 1200 Findley Road, Suite 240, Johns Creek, GA 30097, phone: 770.476.1224, www.arc-pa.org.

*South University — Savannah does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University — Savannah.

**Minnesota residents are ineligible to enroll into the Master of Science in Nursing or the RN to Master of Science in Nursing online programs.

Veterans Affairs Statements



Alabama

South University, Montgomery, is approved by the Alabama State Approving Agency for the training of veterans and other eligible persons under the Code of Alabama §§ 31-6-1, et seq.

Florida

South University, Tampa, is approved for training veterans and other eligible individuals by the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Bureau of State Approving Agency for Veterans Education, Training (9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214; Bay Pines, FL 33744; 727-319-7402; www.floridavets.org).

South University, West Palm Beach, is approved for training veterans and other eligible individuals by the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Bureau of State Approving Agency for Veterans Education, Training (9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214; Bay Pines, FL 33744; 727-319-7402; www.floridavets.org).

Georgia

South University, Savannah, is approved for training veterans and other individuals by the State of Georgia Department of Veterans Services’ Veterans Education and Training Division (Floyd Veterans Memorial Building., Suite E-970; Atlanta, GA 30334-4800; 404-656-2306 or 404-656-2322).

Michigan

South University, Novi, is approved for training veterans and other eligible individuals by the Michigan State Approving Agency (Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan; Victor Office Center; 201 North Washington Square, 5th Floor; Lansing, MI 48913; 517-335-5858; www.michigan.gov/bwt).

North Carolina

South University, High Point, is approved for the training of veterans and eligible veterans’ dependents by the North Carolina State Approving Agency (120 Penmarc Drive, Suite 103; Raleigh, NC 27603-2434; 919-733-7535).

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a campus of South University, is approved for the training of veterans and eligible veterans’ dependents by the North Carolina State Approving Agency (120 Penmarc Drive, Suite 103; Raleigh, NC 27603-2434; 919-733-7535).

South Carolina

South University, Columbia, is approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (Veterans Education and Training section) for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

Texas

South University, Austin, is approved for training veterans and other individuals by the Texas Veterans Commission (PO Box 12277, Austin, TX 78711-2277; 800-252-8387; www.tvc.state.tx.us).

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is approved for training veterans and other individuals by the Texas Veterans Commission (PO Box 12277, Austin, TX 78711-2277; 800-252-8387; www.tvc.state.tx.us).

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University is approved for training veterans and other individuals by the Texas Veterans Commission (PO Box 12277, Austin, TX 78711-2277; 800-252-8387; www.tvc.state.tx.us).

Virginia

South University, Richmond, is approved for training veterans and other eligible individuals by the State Approving Agency for Veterans Education of the Virginia Department of Veterans’ Services (SAA for Veterans Education and Training; 900 E Main St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-224-2721; www.dvs.virginia.gov/education_veteranseducation.shtml).

South University, Virginia Beach, is approved for training veterans and other eligible individuals by the State Approving Agency for Veterans Education of the Virginia Department of Veterans’ Services (SAA for Veterans Education and Training; 900 E Main St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-224-2721; www.dvs.virginia.gov/education_veteranseducation.shtml).