Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools
Sessions College® for Professional Design certificate programs have been regionally accredited by The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools since November 2006.
The Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools is one of three Commissions that function within Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Secondary Schools (CSS) was established in November 1920 to promote the improvement of secondary education and to secure better coordination and understanding between secondary schools and institutions of higher education. It serves public and non-public middle, intermediate, and/or secondary schools, non-degree granting vocational technical and postsecondary institutions, special purpose schools, supplementary education centers, and distance education institutions.
Learn more, visit the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools.
Sessions College® has been accredited by The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) since November 2001.
The Distance Education and Training Council is a nationally recognized educational association and accrediting agency located in Washington, D.C. Recently DETC has emerged as a leader in global distance learning. DETC has accredited members in Canada, Ireland, Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. With its 75-plus years of history and its highly refined and federally recognized accreditation program, DETC offers distance learning institutions the most current, relevant and practical services for the 21st Century.
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education licenses and regulates 195 private postsecondary educational institutions that operate vocational and degree programs in Arizona. Institutions licensed by the Board include private universities, colleges, career colleges, and vocational schools that serve approximately 321,000 students each year, including Arizona residents and online students across the nation and around the world.
In addition to acting on school license applications, the Board determines compliance, investigates complaints and violations, takes disciplinary action, confiscates and retains student educational records from closed institutions, provides students with access to their educational records, and administers the Student Tuition Recovery Fund, which provides financial restitution to students injured by private postsecondary institutional closures.
Advancing its reputation as the quality leader in online education for creative professionals around the world, Sessions College Schools of Art and Design has received the 2008 Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). The Sessions Graphic Design Certificate Program won on the strength of its extensive creative and technical graphic design curriculum, one-to-one student mentoring and dedicated faculty comprised of renowned graphic designers.
For two years running, Sessions College® has been named to the prestigious Inc 5000, fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.
Sessions College® won one of the inaugural ANGEL IMPACT Awards for Success Tracker©, a key component of the Sessions Student Success Program©. The awards were developed to recognize efforts to impact education, exemplary ANGEL implementation, and fostering innovation and collaboration.