Accreditations and Approvals


Regional accreditation is the measuring stick. It tells you whether or not a university provides a valuable education.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same organization that accredits universities like Georgetown, Columbia, Temple, Gettysburg College, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Syracuse University, and the University of Maryland, accredits Strayer University.

And this doesn’t just happen. It takes an esteemed faculty, a curriculum that sets the standard, and a highly regarded reputation. Together, these elements do more than earn us regional accreditation. They deliver degrees that make a difference and produce graduates with limitless possibility.

Individual programs have earned additional accreditation and endorsements.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
ACBSP is known for having the high standards of excellence in accreditation.  Many employers only recognize and pay for ACBSP accredited business degrees.  Every business degree program and concentration in Strayer’s School of Business, is accredited by the ACBSP. (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913-339-9356).

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM has reviewed Strayer University’s Human Resource Management program and has acknowledged it aligns with their curriculum guidelines for a human resource degree. SHRM is the largest and most widely recognized human resource professional organization in the world.

The National Security Agency (NSA)
Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)
CNSS certifies that Strayer University’s information security curriculum meets the national training standards for information systems security professionals and system administrators (NSTISSI No. 4011, 4013). Additionally the BSIS curriculum aligns with curricular guidelines set by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Strayer University's Master of Education Program, which is designed to make graduate studies accessible to adult learners who seek to further their knowledge and skills for both professional and personal development, is granted Accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of seven years, from June 24, 2013–June 24, 2020.

Strayer University is appropriately accredited and licensed according to the standards of each state in which it has campus locations.

Most Strayer university campuses are approved for Veterans’ Benefits by the State Approving Agency for the education of veterans, members of the Selected Reserve and their dependents, and for the rehabilitation of veterans with service-connected disabilities. In addition, most campuses are also approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the admission of international students. Strayer University is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and participates in associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs for active duty military personnel. Strayer University is a GoArmyEd, NCPDLP and AU-ABC school.