Accreditation and Approvals
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC),10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (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 ataccjc.org.
The following documents provide information related to the 2019 WASC self-evaluation report process and other information related to WASC accreditation:Note: Copies of documents describing Carrington College’s accreditation are available for review from the Student Success Center Manager.
|Reaffirm Accreditation Letter 2020||Download|
|Peer Review Team Report 2020||Download|
|Institutional Self Evaluation Report 2019||Download|
|Academic Excellence Plan||Download|
|Integrated Planning Manual||Download|
|SubChange for New Ownership Approved 2018||Download|
|College Peer Review Evaluation to occur October 2019||Download|
|SubChange Approved to reinstate HIT Program 2017||Download|
|ACCJC Mid Term Report Submitted 2016||Download|
|Name change HCA to MAA approved April 2015||Download|
|San Jose campus new location SC approved April 2015||Download|
|SC approval to offer fully online and hybrid programs March 2015||Download|
|Name change approval to Carrington College P1C July 2014||Download|
|One College SubChange approved July 2014||Download|
|Carrington College California FUR 07-03-2014||Download|
|Substantive Change proposal 10-14-2013||Download|
|ACCJC Site Visit Report 07-03-2013||Download|
|ACCJC Follow Up Report Final||Download|
|ACCJC 2013 Approval||Download|
|ACCJC Evaluation Report||Download|
|Institutional Self Evaluation Report 2012||Download|
|Student Learning Outcomes Manual||Download|
|List of Executive Council members||Download|
|Acceptance letter for Midterm report from 2010||Download|
|Midterm Report from 2010||Download|
|Approval letter for name change from 2010||Download|
|Reaffirmation of Accreditation letter from 2008||Download|
Note: Copies of documents describing Carrington College’s accreditation are available for review from the Student Success Center Manager.
The Practical Nursing program at the Boise campus is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree RoadNE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org
The Registered Nursing program at the Albuquerque campus is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),3343 PeachtreeRoad NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org
The Registered Nursing program at the Reno campus is accredited, by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree RoadNE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404 975 5000, www.acenursing.org
The Registered Nursing program at the Phoenix campus is accredited, with conditions, by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org
The Respiratory Care Associate of Science degree programs at the Las Vegas(#200536), Phoenix (#200390) and Pleasant Hill campuses (#200542) are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care: http://www.coarc.com
The Surgical Technology program at the San Jose campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, (CAAHEP, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org).
The Veterinary Technology programs at the Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Pomona, Sacramento, San Jose, San Leandro, and Stockton campuses are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a program for educating veterinary technicians, http://www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/accreditation/programs/pages/default.aspx.
Licensures, Approvals, and Required Disclosures
Carrington College does not have a physical presence in Alaska. The programs offered through distance education are exempt from authorization by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education under AS 14.48
Arizona campuses are licensed by the Arizona State Board for PrivatePostsecondary Education. Inquiries Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602-542-5709, website: ppse.az.gov/
The Arizona Board of Nursing certifies that Mesa, Phoenix, and Tucson campuses have satisfactorily fulfilled requirements and are granted full approval. Board offices: 1710 West AdamsStreet, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602-771-7800. For student complaints that cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institution’sgrievance 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 #3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone: 602-542-5709, website: ppse.az.gov/
- 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.
- To falsely state or advertise or put out any sign or card or other devices, 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 MassageTherapy Council at One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814,http://www.camtc.org/, phone (916) 669-5336, or fax (916) 669-5337.
The California Board of Registered Nursing, PO Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244–2100, 916-322- 3350, http://www.rn.ca.gov/index.shtml, approves the Registered Nursing LVN to RN program at the Sacramento campus.
The Vocational Nursing program at the Sacramento campus is approved and the Vocational Nursing program at the San Jose campus has provisional approval by 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 CaliforniaBureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the CaliforniaPrivate 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 at2535 Capitol Oaks Drive1747 North MarketBlvd, Suite 225400 Sacramento, CA 95833, http://www.bppe.ca.gov/ Telephone: (888) 370-7589 and (916) 431-6959 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
Pursuant to BPPE regulations, Carrington College is required to disclose the following:
- Does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy
- Is not operating as a debtor in possession
- Has not filed a petition within the preceding five years as 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.
Carrington College is authorized by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission to offer its programs through its Online Division
The State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, Georgia 30084
The procedure is also available online at
The Boise campus is registered with the Idaho State Board of Education under Idaho Statutes Title 33, Chapter 24. Board offices: 650 West State Street, Suite 307, 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 ofNursing issued a certificate of approval. Board offices: 280 North 8th Street, Suite 210, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720–0061, 208 3343110, www.ibn.idaho.gov.
If a student has a complaint regarding a private postsecondary career school that is overseen by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)-PrivatePostsecondary Career Schools, he/she should contact NDE at (402) 471-4825 301 Centennial Mall South P.O. 94987 Lincoln, NE 68509-4987 or https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/studentcomplaints-against-postsecondary-institutions
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.
Iowa Refund Policy
Carrington College shall provide to a terminating Iowa student a refund of tuition charges in an amount that is not less than ninety percent (90%) of the amount of tuition charged to the student multiplied by the ratio of the remaining number of calendar days in the school period to the total number of calendar days in the school period.
Any student who withdraws from a course caused by physical incapacity is due a refund. Once a student has provided documentation that a physical incapacity is the reason he or she is not able to complete the course, the student retains eligibility to receive a partial reduction of tuition charges all the way up to (but not including) the ending date of the period for which the student was charged.
Carrington College is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
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 89104702 486 7330, http://cpe.nv.gov/ Students not satisfied with the final disposition of a grievance may contact the State of Nevada licensing authority.
Students not satisfied with the final disposition of a grievance may contact the State of Nevada licensing authority.
Carrington College holds approval for the Reno campus from the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207, Las Vegas, NV 89102–4392, 702-486-5800, 888-590-6726 (toll-free), nevadanursingboard.org/. Upon graduation from the Registered Nursing program, students are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam, which is required to achieve the Registered Nurse licensure.
Nevada Tuition Recovery Fund
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 to394.560) 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 For further information, contact: Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education, 8778 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite 115, LasVegas, Nevada 89123, 702-486-7330, cpe.state.nv.us
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
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 2048 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505–2100, 505-0476-8400, www.hed.state.nm.us.
The New Mexico Board of Nursing certifies that Carrington College is granted full approval in the State of New Mexico, 6301 Indian School NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, NM, 87110 505-841-8340, bon.state.nm.us.
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, bon.state.nm.us.
Carrington College, registration number 043, is authorized to provide massage therapy instruction with the State of New Mexico Massage Therapy Board under registration category RMTS
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 CoordinatingCommission, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97319; Phone 503-947-5716 or email: Info.PPS@state.or.us.
The Carrington College Mesquite campus is approved and regulated by the TexasWorkforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas.
Carrington College is authorized to grant degrees by the Texas Higher EducationCoordinating Board, Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711, 512-427-6225, 512-427-6168(fax). Information regarding unresolved grievances, forms, and a description of the complaint procedure can be found at www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints. The rules governing student complaints–Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110‐1.120–can be found at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml.
The Board of Nursing for the State of Texas granted initial approval for Carrington College Mesquite to offer an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree in the State of Texas, 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701, www.bon.texas.gov.
Unresolved grievances must be directed to the Texas Workforce Commission(TWC), Career Schools and Colleges, Room 266T, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778–0001, 512-936-3100; https://twc.texas.gov/partners/career-schools-colleges-resources. Carrington’s TWC-assigned school number is S3858.
This provision is in addition to any grievance procedure specifically provided for by statute or rule to the extent
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, 128 10th Avenue SW, PO Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504, 360-709-4600, wtb.wa.gov, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 theDegree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes the 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 email@example.com.
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 CollegeSpokane 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 CollegeSpokane 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 placements 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 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 4340, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The transferability of credits earned at the Carrington College Sacramentocampus 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 Sacramentocampus 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, Suite1500, 16201 E. Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. The Department’s web address is www.doh.wa.gov.
The Spokane campus Pharmacy Technology program is approved by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 1099, Olympia, WA 98507–1099,360-236-4700, email@example.com
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 StateApproving 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:
Regional Director of, Student Finance
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. Copies are available upon request and can be obtained from the Student Success Center Manager