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University Accreditation & Partnerships

Earn a diploma you’re proud to display

Strayer University’s accreditations and certifications mean our online degrees are relevant, recognized and respected.

Institutional accreditation is critical. Here’s why:

  • It ensures that an institution meets certain standards set by the accreditor in relation to faculty, student support, fiscal stability and other standards as determined by the accreditor.
  • Your degree is more likely to be recognized by employers, professional associations and other accredited institutions.
  • While the decision to grant transfer credit always rests with the receiving institution, many institutions will only begin to consider transfer credit if it's from an accredited institution.

Institutional accreditation

Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Raising the bar for higher learning

Strayer University has distinct accreditations or certifications from respected organizations that attest to our academic quality. These organizations recognize universities that meet or exceed their standards for higher learning.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Strayer University’s 13 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.

The Society for Human Resource Management

The student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides its members education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, and publications that equip current and future human resource professionals to become leaders and decision-makers within their organizations.

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.

Partnerships and awards