Accreditation and Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415 506 0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org/.

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit carrington.edu/accreditation.

The following documents provide information related to the ACCJC Institutional Self Evaluation Report 2019 process and other information related to ACCJC accreditation:

DescriptionLink
ACCJC Acceptance of 2023 Midterm ReportDownload
ACCJC Midterm Report Submitted 2023Download
Reaffirm Accreditation Letter 2020Download
Peer Review Team Report 2020Download
Institutional Self Evaluation Report 2019Download
Academic Excellence PlanDownload
Integrated Planning ManualDownload
Substantive Change for New Ownership Approved 2018Download
College Peer Review Evaluation to occur October 2019Download
Substantive Change Approved to reinstate HIT Program 2017Download
ACCJC Mid Term Report Submitted 2016Download
Name change HCA to MAA approved April 2015Download
San Jose campus new location SC approved April 2015Download
SC approval to offer fully online and hybrid programs March 2015Download
Name change approval to Carrington College P1C July 2014Download
One College Substantive Change approved July 2014Download
Carrington College California FUR 07-03-2014Download
Substantive Change proposal 10-14-2013Download
ACCJC Site Visit Report 07-03-2013Download
ACCJC Follow Up Report FinalDownload
ACCJC 2013 ApprovalDownload
ACCJC Evaluation ReportDownload
Institutional Self Evaluation Report 2012Download
Student Learning Outcomes ManualDownload
List of Executive Council membersDownload
Acceptance letter for Midterm report from 2010Download
Midterm Report from 2010Download
Approval letter for name change from 2010Download
Reaffirmation of Accreditation letter from 2008Download

Programmatic Accreditation information is listed on the corresponding program page.

Licenses, Approvals, and Required Disclosures

Arizona

Arizona campuses are licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Board at 1740 West Adams Street, #3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007; 602-542-5709, website: ppse.az.gov.

The Arizona Board of Nursing certifies that Mesa and Tucson campuses have satisfactorily fulfilled requirements and are granted full approval. Board offices: 1740 West Adams Street, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007; 602-771-7800.

The Arizona Board of Nursing certifies that the Phoenix campus has entered into a voluntary consent for probation. Board offices: 1740 West Adams Street, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007; 602-771-7800.

For student complaints that cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institution’s grievance procedure, students may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education. Students must contact the State Board for further details. The State Board address is: 1740 West Adams Street, #3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007; phone: 602-542-5709; website: ppse.az.gov.

Alaska

Carrington College online is exempt from Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education authorization requirements under Alaska Statutes 14.48 and this chapter, because the programs offered to Alaska residents are online and the institution does not have a physical presence in the state.

California

The Dental Board of California, 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1550, Sacramento, CA 95815, 877 729 7789, www.dbc.ca.gov, approves the Carrington College Dental Assisting programs at the Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro, and Stockton campuses.

The Stockton campus is a California Massage Therapy Council approved school (CAMTC Approved School Number SCH0078). Pursuant to California Business and Professions Code section 4611, it is an unfair business practice for a person to do any of the following:

  1. To hold himself or herself out or to use the title of “certified massage therapist” or “certified massage practitioner,” or any other term, such as “licensed,” “certified,” “CMT,” or “CMP,” in any manner whatsoever that implies or suggests that the person is certified as a massage therapist or massage practitioner, unless that person currently holds an active and valid certificate issued by the California Massage Therapy Council.
  2. To falsely state or advertise or put out any sign or card or other device, or to falsely represent to the public through any print or electronic media, that he or she or any other individual is licensed, certified or registered by a governmental agency as a massage therapist or massage practitioner.

A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at One Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814; www.camtc.org/; phone: 916-669-5336, or fax: 916-669-5337.

Carrington College’s Sacramento LVN to ADN program holds approval from The California Board of Registered Nursing, PO Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244–2100; 916-322-3350, www.rn.ca.gov/index.shtml.

Carrington College’s Sacramento and San Jose Vocational Nursing programs hold approval from the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833; 916-263-7800, www.bvnpt.ca.gov.

This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 225 Sacramento, CA 95833; www.bppe.ca.gov/; phone: 888-370-7589 and 916-574-8900 or by fax 916-263-1897.

Pursuant to BPPE regulations, Carrington College is required to disclose the following:

The College:

  1. Does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy
  2. Is not operating as a debtor in possession
  3. Has not filed a petition within the preceding five years
  4. Has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization status Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec 1101 et seq.)

Distance Education

Carrington College is authorized to offer distance education in the following states: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NV, NJ, NM, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, and WY. Program availability varies by state.

Georgia

Grievance Policy

The student has the right to appeal all unresolved matters or the final institutional decision to:
The State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, Georgia 30084
770-414-3300
gnpec.georgia.gov/student-resources/complaints-against-institution

Idaho

The Boise campus is registered with the Idaho State Board of Education under Idaho Statutes Title 33, Chapter 24 Board office: Physical location is 650 West State Street, Third Floor, Boise, ID 83720. Mailing address is PO Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0037, 208 334 2270, boardofed.idaho.gov. 

Carrington College holds full approval for its Practical Nursing program and its associate degree professional nursing education program. The Idaho Board of Nursing issued a certificate of approval. Board offices are located at the Division of Occupational & Professional License (DOPL), 11341 West Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714. Their mailing address is DOPL, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0063. The Idaho Board of Nursing’s website is www.ibn.idaho.gov. Questions may be directed to HP-Licensing@dopl.idaho.gov or 208 577 2476. 

Students that have exhausted their school’s institutional grievance or complaint process may file a student complaint form with the Idaho State Board of Education at boardofed.idaho.gov/resources/complaint-form-for-proprietary-and-private-postsecondary-schools/. Veterans Affairs Benefit Recipients may also submit feedback to the VA via the GI Bill® School Feedback Tool | Veterans Affairs (va.gov) and contact the Idaho State Approving Agency via email at education@veterans.idaho.gov or mail letter of compliant to 351 Collins Road, Boise, Idaho, 83702. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Iowa

Carrington College is registered with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and authorized to offer degree granting, distance education programs in the state of Iowa.

Iowa College Aid has created a Student Complaint Form to accept a student’s questions, concerns, or complaint related to a postsecondary school. A student may also contact Iowa College Aid toll-free at 877-272-4456.

Nevada

The Nevada campuses are licensed by the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Commission at 2800 E. St. Louis Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104, 702-486-7330, www.cpe.nv.gov.

Students not satisfied with the final disposition of a grievance may contact the State of Nevada licensing authority.

Carrington College’s Reno Associate Degree in Nursing program has full approval from the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The address for the Nevada State Board of Nursing address is 5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300 Reno, NV 89502, 775 687 7700, nevadanursingboard.org. The Nevada State Board of Nursing can be contacted at nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us. 

Upon graduation from the Associate Degree in Nursing program, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam, which is required to achieve the Registered Nurse licensure. 

Carrington College’s Las Vegas Associate Degree in Nursing program holds provisional approval from the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The address for the Nevada State Board of Nursing address is 5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300 Reno, NV 89502, 775 687 7700, nevadanursingboard.org. The Nevada State Board of Nursing can be contacted at nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us. 

Upon graduation from the Associate Degree in Nursing program, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam, which is required to achieve the Registered Nurse licensure. 

Nevada Student Indemnification Fund

Nevada operates a student indemnification fund which may be used to indemnify any student or enrollee who has suffered damage as a result of the discontinuance of operation of a postsecondary educational institution licensed in Nevada or the violation by a Nevada institution of any provision of the Nevada Revised Statutes (394.383 to 394.560) or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. The existence of this account does not create a right in any person to receive money from the account.

Nevada Record Retention

In compliance with Nevada Administrative code 394.640, Carrington College retains pertinent student records for at least five years. After that period of time, the school is required to retain only copies of the students’ transcripts.

New Mexico

The Albuquerque campus is licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Department at 2044 Galisteo Street Suite 4, Santa Fe, NM, 87505; 505-0476-8400, www.hed.state.nm.us.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College is granted full approval to offer Associate Degree in Nursing in the State of New Mexico, 6301 Indian School NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, NM, 87110; 505-841-8340, nmbon.sks.com.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College is granted initial approval to offer Practical Nursing in the State of New Mexico, 6301 Indian School NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, NM, 87110; 505-841-8340, nmbon.sks.com.

Carrington College, registration number 043, is authorized to provide massage therapy instruction with the State of New Mexico Massage Therapy Board under the registration category RMTS.

Oregon

Carrington College is a business unit of a corporation and is authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees and certificates described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583 – 030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, OR 97302; phone: 503-947-5716; email: Info.PPS@state.or.us.

Texas

Carrington College is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Grievances

Carrington College has established the General Student Grievance Policy in order to provide for the prompt, effective, and equitable resolution of student grievances not governed by a specific policy of procedure. Under the provisions of the General Student Grievance Policy, students have the right to submit grievances, have their grievances considered by Campus Administration, and be notified of the College’s decision on the grievance. A full description of the General Student Grievance Policy is published in the Student Handbook. Any questions or additional information concerning this policy should be directed to Campus Administration.

Complaints

Any student of the college can file a complaint through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
428 J Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 415-506-0234
Fax: 415-506-0238
accjc.org/complaint-process

Washington

The Carrington College Spokane campus is licensed under Chapter 28C.10 RCW. Inquiries or complaints regarding this private vocational school may be made to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Physical location is 128 10th Avenue SW, 6th Floor, Olympia, WA 98501.  Mailing address is PO Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504; phone: 360-709-4600; email: wtecb@wtb.wa.gov; website: wtb.wa.gov.

Carrington College does not discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

The Carrington College Spokane campus is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Carrington College to offer specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsace.wa.gov. The transferability of credits earned at the Carrington College Spokane campus is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at the Carrington College Spokane campus will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at the Carrington College Spokane campus to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at the Carrington College Spokane campus will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.

The Carrington College Sacramento campus is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes the Carrington College Sacramento campus to advertise/recruit and offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsace.wa.gov.

The transferability of credits earned at Carrington College Sacramento is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at the Carrington College Sacramento campus will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at the Carrington College Sacramento campus to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at the Carrington College Sacramento campus will be accepted by or transferred to another institution.

To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.

The Massage Therapy certificate program at the Spokane campus is approved by the Washington State Department of Health, River View Corporate Center, Suite 1500, 16201 E. Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. The Department’s website address is: doh.wa.gov.

The Spokane campus Pharmacy Technology program is approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, WA 98507–1099; phone: 360-236-4700; email: hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov.

Veterans Benefits Approval Statements

Selected programs of study at the Carrington College Spokane campus are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

Points of contact for students using Veterans Education benefits at the Carrington College Spokane campus:

Alissa Shaub
College Director of Student Financial Services
Alissa.Shaub@carrington.edu
628-239-1211

Carrington College does not and will not provide any commission, bonus or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollment or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Carrington College displays all approval and accreditation documents at each campus.

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