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.

Regional accreditation

Raising the bar for higher learning

Strayer University has five 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 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)  The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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’s Committee on National Security Systems

The National Secruity Agency's Committe on National Security Systems (CNSS) has reviewed this program and acknowledged that it aligns with its curriculum guidelines.

The Teacher Education Accreditation Council

The University’s Master of Education (MEd) degree program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) through June 24, 2020. Upon expiration of TEAC accreditation, the MEd program will no longer have programmatic accreditation; however, this does not affect the University’s institutional accreditation. Strayer continues to hold institutional accreditation by its regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Students who graduate from the MEd program will graduate from a regionally accredited institution. TEAC, now part of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, is located at 2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, 202-223-0077. 

Partnerships and awards