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Accreditation & Approvals

Accreditation & Approvals Information

Sullivan University is a recognized leader in preparing students for demanding careers, with programs and courses accredited and regulated by the industry’s most respected organizations. Sullivan University meets the highest standards, so that our students can, too.

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Institutional Accreditation

Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Sullivan University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

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Licensure, Programmatic Accreditation, and Approvals

Sullivan University is licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Sullivan University has been approved by Kentucky to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

 

 

Individual Program Accreditation or Approval

Sullivan University and its individual programs have met the education standards for accreditation or approval from the following organizations:

Associate of Science in Health Information Management

Sullivan University’s Associate of Science in Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800.

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology

The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology program at Sullivan University is accredited by HVAC Excellence.

Interior Design

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

Medical Assistant Diploma

Sullivan University's Medical Assistant Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board (MAERB).

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Location: 9355 - 113th St. N. #7709 Seminole, FL 33775
  • Telephone727-210-2350

Practical Nursing Diploma and Associate of Science in Nursing

Sullivan University’s Practical Nursing Diploma and Associate of Science in Nursing * programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

* See nursing addendum for more information

Nursing

The baccalaureate degree in Nursing at Sullivan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies programs offered by The College of Legal Studies at Sullivan University are approved by the American Bar Association.

Doctor of Pharmacy

Sullivan University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603-3410.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician training program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE).

Physician Assistant

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Sullivan University Physician Assistant program sponsored by Sullivan University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2028. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy

Limited Medical Radiography Diploma and the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology programs

Sullivan University’s Limited Medical Radiography Diploma and the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (KBMIRT).

Radiologic Technology

Sullivan University’s Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Location: 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 | Chicago, IL 60606-3182
  • Telephone: 312-704-5300

Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-ST/SA). In 2017 CAAHEP awarded the Sullivan University (formally Spencerian College) Surgical Technology Program continuing accreditation through the years of 2017 - 2027. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam.

The ARC/STSA®; is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting. The ARC/STSA is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit accreditation services body providing national recognition for higher education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting, in collaboration with the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in order to promote quality surgical patient care through quality education.

CAAHEP

  • Location: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 | Clearwater, Florida 33763
  • Phone: 727-210-2350
  • Fax: 727-210-2354
  • Website: www.caahep.org

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