University Road Degree programs are accredited by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Recognized by World Education Services (WES), The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). Listed on the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (DAPIP). University Road adhering to the leading international accreditation agency standards (AACSB, ELCAS, ACBSP, EFMD, AMBA, EQUIS, NSCHBC, NBA, ABET, ASIC, AQAS). University Road received EQAC accreditation eligibility!

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a private, voluntary, non-governmental peer-review process that reviews the educational quality of an institution or program. Accreditation is the primary means of assuring educational quality. Accreditation status confirms that an institution has voluntarily undergone a comprehensive self-study and peer examination that demonstrates the institution meets standards of accreditation. To receive accreditation, the institution must clearly demonstrate that it has established educational goals; offers formal, organized learning experiences and services that enable students to meet these stated goals; and that students and graduates have benefited from the learning experiences provided. Furthermore, accreditation assures that an institution operates on a sound financial basis, has approved programs of study, qualified instructors, adequate facilities and equipment, ethical recruitment, and admission policies, engages in continual improvement through self-evaluation and planning, and promotes its programs truthfully.

What does EQAC accreditation eligibility mean?

The Education Quality Accreditation Commission (EQAC) is a European accrediting agency. University Road has applied for Eligibility to become accredited by their commission. EQAC reviewed UR’s eligibility application and determined that the institution is eligible to proceed with an Application for Accreditation.

International American University is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a candidate for ACBSP accreditation of its business programs and for separate accreditation of its accounting program. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s global mission is to pursue a better tomorrow by advancing and recognizing excellence in business education through continuous improvement. ACBSP’s global vision is to see every business program of quality accredited and pursuing continuous improvement. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate degree levels. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels and the first to offer certificate accreditation. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at more than 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.

As of July 12, 2021, IAU is recognized by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) and identified as eligible for the payment of education benefits associated with the GI Bill® by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As an accredited institution

IAU is currently listed on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) database of institutions accredited by recognized U.S. accrediting organizations. TRACS is a CHEA-recognized accrediting organization. To be “recognized” means that the accreditors in the database have been reviewed by CHEA or U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and meet the quality standards of the respective organizations.

IAU is listed on the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (DAPIP). The accreditation database is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). DAPIP contains information reported to the U.S. Department of Education directly by recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies. The database reflects additional information as it is received from recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies.

IAU’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary educational institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which was effective January 1, 2010. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in this chapter. The Bureau does not endorse IAU’s programs nor does Bureau approval mean that IAU exceeds minimum standards. IAU is currently Approved by the BPPE.

In March 2009 IAU received SEVP Certification. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delegated the school certification process to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and ICE assigned this responsibility to its SEVP. SEVP Certification allows institutions to issue Forms I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” to prospective international students after admitting them for a course of study. 

In collaboration with UNESCO, IAU WHED Portal provides authoritative information on some 19,800 accredited Higher Education Institutions, Systems and Credentials in over 180 countries that meet WHED criteria. It is globally recognized as an official source of information. Each HEI listed in the WHED is identified with an unique identifier known as a Global WHED ID, which uniquely identifies each higher education institution listed in the WHED.

Southern Utah University, The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business offers an experiential learning environment that combines theory and practice and is designed to prepare students to become fully engaged, productive and ethical members of the business community and society. We define our success by our students’ professional and academic placement and lifelong achievements. We reward, promote and celebrate faculty for innovative and effective teaching, impactful scholarship, student involvement, and service in the university, profession and community. We reward, promote and celebrate staff for connecting with and inspiring students, improving the School of Business and empowering the organization to achieve its mission. The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

The College of Performing and Visual Arts serves as a catalyst for students to realize their creative potential by providing a personalized and rigorous learning environment, fostering experiential education and contributing to the cultural enrichment of a global society. Our mission and strategic goals are focused on making the arts a vital, visible, accessible, innovative and integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of Southern Utah University and beyond. Southern Utah University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to create everyday leaders. The College supports excellence in education through a diverse, dynamic and personalized academic environment that emphasizes engaged learning. We educate students to embody holistic knowledge, inspire critical thinking, possess dynamic oral and written communication skills and become global citizens. Together, this education and training will equip students to make positive changes in their communities. Southern Utah University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

It is our goal to create an engaging science learning environment for you, no matter your experiences and background. Under the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering, the SUU Department of Nursing provides a quality nursing education with our nationally recognized Baccalaureate Nursing Program. We offer student-centered experiential learning that emphasizes caring, critical thinking, patient safety, ethical decision making and communication in evidence-based practice. Our supportive faculty demonstrate leadership in nursing practice through excellence in teaching, professional community service, and encouraging scholarly engagement. The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Southern Utah University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC.