Assurance of Educational Excellence

American National University’s institutional accreditation was recently reaffirmed by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) through January of 2025. For those who may not know about accreditation, you may be asking yourself, “What does that really mean? What purpose does accreditation serve? How does it affect my education or help me in any way?”

Accreditation is the process of certifying an institution based on formal standards of quality. In this process, all aspects of an institution go through a lengthy, detailed, and thorough examination involving a detailed self-assessment followed by an extensive evaluation by a visiting team from the accrediting agency. This process is repeated every few years after the institution has been deemed accredited to keep its standards up. It is important for colleges and universities to have institutional accreditation so students can rest assured that the education they are receiving is of the quality they need to succeed after graduation.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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Because American National University is accredited, you can be confident of receiving a quality education that is recognized as authentic by employers, government agencies, and other institutions. They understand that your degree represents your commitment to completing a rigorous educational program, taught by highly qualified instructors to exacting, national standards in your field of study.

Accreditation is only part of a university’s reputation. The most important factor in demonstrating the value of an ANU education is our graduates and students who provide a daily example in the workplace of the skills and knowledge that an ANU education provides.


If you are looking to further your education with a trusted university, look no further than ANU. Visit our website to speak with an admissions representative and apply today!

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