For More than 35 years, ACCS has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at private, postsecondary career schools and colleges. ACCSC is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a private, non-profit independent accrediting agency. In December of 2004, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity voted to recommend to the United States Secretary of Education that ACCSC’s recognition period be renewed for five years, the maximum time period allowed under the Higher Education Act, without and additional reporting requirement. The goal of ACCSC is to ensure the highest standard of educational quality in its member career colleges by requiring compliance with industry accepted standards and adherence to ethical business practices. ACCSC is dedicated to ensuring this quality of education for more than 20,000 students who annually pursue careers at more than 800 accredited institutions.

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