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Earn a credential that counts

You deserve an education that’s verified through peer review, assessment and evaluation. Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality.

Why is accreditation so important?

  • A university with high standards

Accreditation ensures that an academic institution meets certain standards in teaching, student support, fiscal stability and other areas as determined by the accreditor.

  • Ease of credit transfer

While the decision to grant transfer credit always rests with the receiving institution, institutions will often begin to consider transfer credit if it’s from an accredited institution.

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Institutional affiliations

Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission) Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 22, 2017 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidate status) activities for institutions of higher education including distance, correspondence education, and direct assessment programs offered at those institutions. The Commission’s geographic area of accrediting activities is throughout the United States.

Specialized program accreditation


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Strayer University business degree programs, including JWMI EMBA, are accredited by the ACBSP. Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, phone: 913-339-9356.


Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management

The student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, and publications that help its members build relationships with local professionals and students, while learning about HR management.


The National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) and a committee of academic peers named Strayer University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) and validated the Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA) program. The MSISA curriculum aligns closely with areas of study that were validated by experts in the field.

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