University Accreditation (Regional)

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; 1-312-263-0456.

Please click on link to view SFUAD’s HLC Mark of Affiliation.

The Higher Learning Commission is one of six officially-recognized regional bodies in the United States that is authorized to accredit colleges and universities. It is a U.S. membership

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degree from an accredited university.

Searchable Accreditation Database

The University is listed in the U.S. Department of Education’s comprehensive database of accredited postsecondary educational institutions. This database is searchable by institution name, accrediting body, and geographic region.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission, which accredits the university, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

CHEA is an advocate for quality assurance and institutional accountability and transparency in higher education. To that end, it works actively to strengthen accreditation through recognition of 60 accrediting agencies. It is a membership organization of colleges and universities that share these goals.

Direct questions about accreditation to:

Office of Regulatory Affairs
650 South Exeter Street
Baltimore, MD 21202