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Accreditation and Memberships

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.

Institutional Accreditation

Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Sullivan University.

Programmatic Accreditation, Approvals and Memberships

Sullivan University's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site Policies and regulations pertaining to the accreditation process are available on the ACPE website: or by calling the ACPE office at 312-664-3575.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary EducationSullivan University is licensed to offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in accordance with the provisions of KRS 164.945-164.99

Indiana Commission on Proprietary EducationSullivan University is regulated by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education.

Microsoft IT Academy ProgramSullivan University at all three campuses are in the Microsoft IT Academy Program. Taking the Microsoft Network Engineer Program through an ITA not only provides you with more hands-on training over an extended period of time, it also allows you to receive college credit for completing the program.

Sullivan University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety and fiscal responsibility. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information, relative to Tennessee students, in the programs offered by Sullivan University, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Sullivan University's Louisville Campus is approved by the Ohio State Board of Proprietary School Registration under the provisions of Chapter 3332 of the Revised Code of Ohio. Registration Number: 83-12-0874B.

American Culinary Federation'sThe Culinary Arts and the Baking and Pastry Arts programs at Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies are accredited by the American Culinary Federation's Accrediting Commission.

American Bar AssociationThe Paralegal Studies Program of The Institute for Legal Studies at Sullivan University's Louisville and Lexington Campuses is approved by the American Bar Association.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsThe Sullivan University Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

The Professional Nanny Program at Sullivan University is an approved member of the International Nanny Association (INA).

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)Sullivan University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration;
  • Executive MBA;
  • Master of Science in Managing Information Technology;
  • Master of Science in Conflict Management;
  • Master of Science in Management and Collaborative Solutions;
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Leadership;
  • Dual MBA and Master of Science in Managing Information Technology;
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting, computer systems, finance, healthcare management, logistics and distribution management, management, marketing, and human resource leadership;
  • Associate of Science in Business Management;
  • Associate of Science in Accounting;
  • Associate of Science in Marketing and Sales Management;
  • Associate of Science in Logistics and Distribution Management.

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