Accreditation & 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, 190S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

Policies and regulations pertaining to the accreditation process are available on the ACPE website: http://www.acpe-accredit.org or by calling the ACPE office at 312-664-3575.

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

Sullivan 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 regulated by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education.

The 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.

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

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.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Sullivan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

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

The Sullivan University Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Educational Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.

The five-year weighted average for graduate satisfaction and employer satisfaction for Associate of Science Medical Assisting at Sullivan University, Lexington, KY is 100% and 96% respectfully, based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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