Accreditation & Licensure

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Additionally, all schools are authorized in the states in which they operate.

State Authorization information
Institutional Accreditation information

State Authorization

Sanford-Brown College Online is authorized by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to operate a private school pursuant to the Alabama Private School License Law.

Sanford-Brown Online is registered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 767-3388.

Sanford-Brown College Online is registered 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.

Sanford-Brown College Online is authorized as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Sanford-Brown College Online, please visit http://tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Sanford-Brown College Online is authorized to offer educational programs and award degrees and diplomas in the State of Wisconsin by the Educational Approval Board, 201 West Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Madison, WI 53703. Phone: (608) 266-1996.

Sanford-Brown Online is not authorized to enroll residents from the State of Arkansas.

Sanford-Brown Online may only enroll residents from the State of Minnesota into the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs.

The State of Florida requires institutions within the state to inform students and employees of the existence of the Department of Law Enforcement sexual predator and sexual offender registry website and toll-free telephone number. Those seeking to obtain information about registered sex offenders in Florida should visit the following website at https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us or call the toll-free number at 1-888-357-7332.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the School’s grievance procedure which can be found in the Catalog. The school’s grievance procedure allows for the prompt resolution of grievances. For additional state and accreditor contact information, please click here.

TEXAS
Sanford-Brown College, San Antonio TX
Sanford-Brown College is approved and regulated by the following agencies:
Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001,
http://csc.twc.state.tx.us, (512) 936-3100

San Antonio campus student policy regarding complaints
Degree Programs: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711,
http://csc.twc.state.tx.us,(512) 427-6241

THECB student complaint information is codified under 19 TAC §§1.110-1.120. An overview of the complaint procedure, how to submit a complaint, and the complaint form can be found by clicking here.

WASHINGTON
Sanford-Brown College, Seattle WA
Sanford-Brown College in Seattle is authorized by the WA Student Achievement Council (WSAC) 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 Sanford-Brown College 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.

Institutional Accreditation

All Sanford-Brown schools are institutionally accredited (accredited in total) by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency.

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Each campus has been approved by ACICS to offer all of its currently available programs.

  • All Sanford-Brown schools are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates and degrees.

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  • ACICS
    750 First Street NE
    Suite 980
    Washington, DC 20002-4241
    (202) 336-6780
    (866) 510-0746

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education effective December 12, 2016. Sanford-Brown has 18 months from this date (until June 12, 2018) to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. If the institution does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, the institution will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. Sanford-Brown has already ceased enrolling new students and has entered into a teach-out of currently enrolled students. Since the teachout will be completed within the 18 month period, it is not necessary to seek a new institutional accreditor.

Any Sanford-Brown student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at Sanford-Brown, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of its former accrediting agency (ACICS) can submit that complaint to the institution and/or to any of the federal and state agencies listed below.

Federal

U.S. Department of Education Student Complaint website
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/disputes/prepare/contact-ombudsman

State

Florida

  • Florida Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399
  • Office of Attorney General, State of Florida, The Capitol PL-01, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

Texas

  • Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas 78711
  • Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, PO Box 12548, Austin, TX 78711-2548

Washington

  • Washington Student Achievement Council, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430
  • Office of the Attorney General, General Consumer Protection Division, 800 5th Avenue , Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104-3188

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