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Accreditation, Licensing and Memberships

Accreditation is both a status and a process. As a status, accreditation provides public notification that an institution or program meets standards of quality set forth by an accrediting agency. As a process, accreditation reflects the fact that in achieving recognition by the accrediting agency, the institution or program is committed to self-study and external review by one's peers in seeking not only to meet standards but to continuously seek ways in which to enhance the quality of education and training provided.

Importance of Accreditation

Accreditation status can give you an indication of a university’s general quality and reputation.
  • You are assured of a basic level of quality in education and services.
  • Credits are more likely to be transferable to other accredited institutions.
  • Your degree is more likely to be recognized and respected by other colleges and employers.
UNIVERSITY OF ATLANTA IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Note: In the United States, many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept for transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment. Before undertaking any program of studies in higher education or training, University of Atlanta strongly advises interested applicants to consult with licensing authorities, professional associations, colleges and universities, and prospective employers to determine with clarity if the desired degree program will meet their professional requirements.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING WIKIPEDIA

University of Atlanta acknowledges the longstanding errors published by Wikipedia, whereby they continue to list University of Atlanta as an unaccredited institution of higher learning.

While it will take some time for us to finally get University of Atlanta deleted from their unaccredited listing, we have the support from our accreditor in formally demanding the error be deleted. While we cannot promise these matters will be resolved in the very near future, we will address them with the highest priority, so you may be confident in the credentials of University of Atlanta.

Licensure

GEORGIA NONPUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION (GNPEC)

The University of Atlanta is licensed by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.