Colorado Springs Campus

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a distinction granted to any institution meeting or exceeding the stated criteria of educational quality. The purposes of accreditation include:

  • Assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution.
  • Assure consistency in institutional operations.
  • Promote institutional improvement.
  • Provide for public accountability.

Why is it important to you?

Accreditation affects you by providing for the responsibility of an institution and assuring prospective and current students of the following:

  • It is recognized as a qualified institution of higher learning with approved programs of study that meet recognized academic standards.
  • It employs a professional staff.
  • It has sufficient facilities and equipment.

This school voluntarily undergoes periodic accrediting evaluations by teams of qualified examiners including subject experts and specialists in occupational education and private school administration.

Institutional & Programmatic Accreditation

  • Everest is in the process of transitioning its primary accreditation to a new national accrediting body, and expects that process to be complete in early 2017.

    Currently, Everest is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award diplomas, associates, bachelors and masters degrees. However, as of December 12, 2016, ACICS is no longer recognized by the Department of Education. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002-4223; (202) 336-6780.

    Everest has 18 months following the December 12, 2016 loss of its Department-recognized accrediting agency (i.e., until June 12, 2018), to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA program. If Everest does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, the institution would no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs. As noted above, Everest anticipates accreditation under a new accrediting body well before this 18 month deadline.

    Any student who has a complaint relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at Everest, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of its former accrediting agency can submit that complaint to the School directly and/or to any of the following: The Department of Education’s Student Complaint website; the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools at 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202; the Colorado Attorney General at 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor, Denver Colorado, 80203; or the Colorado Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Section at 1300 Broadway, 10th Floor, Denver Colorado, 80203.

  • Assigned School by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

  • Everest College Colorado Springs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). The Medical Assistant diploma program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of May 20, 2016. Although the program is on probation, currently enrolled students and graduates are still eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification examination through the American Association of Medical Assistants and/or the Registered Medical Assistant certification examination through American Medical Technologists. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please direct all inquiries to the school’s Campus Director/Academic Dean, Ivan Nikolaeff.


  • Approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Education Private Occupational Schools Board.

* Copies of accreditation, approval and membership documentation are available for inspection at the campus. Please contact the campus president to review this material.

1815 Jet Wing Drive
CO 80916

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