Private Accredited

“Authorization” means the authorization granted to a private college or university or seminary or religious training institution by the commission as provided in this article and the policies adopted pursuant to this article. Authorization is not an endorsement of the institution by either the commission or the department.

Authorization types:

  • Full Authorization - An institution which is institutionally accredited by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency with an on-site review of its Colorado location(s); or
  • Provisional Authorization - Institutions, new or new to Colorado, which have been evaluated by Department staff under CCHE procedures and authorized by the Commission to enroll students, offer instruction, graduates students, and award degrees under the condition that the institution is continuously seeking and is making satisfactory progress toward accreditation; or
  • Probationary Authorization -An institution with an adverse action by its accrediting agency and/or by another governmental agency, or whose accrediting agency loses its U.S. Department of Education recognition, or is otherwise found to be out of compliance with this policy may be recommended for probation by the Department, and, if imposed by the Commission, shall remain on probation until such time the adverse action is lifted by the accrediting body or a governmental agency, or until the institution achieves accreditation by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency, verified by the Department, and acted on by the Commission; such action to include extending probation, modifying probation, revoking authorization, or other action as it deems necessary; or
  • Religious Authorization- A bona fide religious postsecondary educational institution, offering only programs which are religious in nature, which is exempt from property taxation under the laws of this state and whose degrees or diplomas have no state recognition; or
  • Authorization for a Place of Business (with no instruction) - If an institution has a place of business within Colorado but offers no instruction in the state, the institution must receive a formal exemption by the Commission and must annually renew, from the effective date of the previous exemption. The institution shall be subject to the deceptive trade practices provision as found in §23-2-104, C.R.S. Such an institution may be exempted from administrative procedures regarding accreditation and financial integrity. Closed or Defunct means institutions that either have voluntarily closed, have been de-authorized by the state, or otherwise cease to exist.

 

School Name  
AdventHealth University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
American Sentinel University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Distanec Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC))
Artios Christian College Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Ashford University Website
   Authorization Type - Business  (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)
Aspen University Inc Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC))
Augustine Institute Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (The Assciation of Theological Schools The Accrediting Commission)
Bear Valley Bible Institute Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Belleview Christian College and Bible Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Calvary University Website
   Authorization Type - Provisional  (Association of Biblical Higher Education)
Central American Theological Seminary  
   Authorization Type - Religious
Chambers College Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Charis Bible College Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Christian World Mission College Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
College America - Colorado Springs  
   Authorization Type - Probationary  (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges)
College America - Fort Collins  
   Authorization Type - Probationary  (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges)
College for Financial Planning Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association)
Colorado Baptist College  
   Authorization Type - Religious
Colorado Christian University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools )
Colorado College Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (NCA)
Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Accreditation Commission For Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
Colorado Technical University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (The Higher Learning Commission )
Colorado Theological Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Accrediting Commission International)
Columbia College, Denver Campus Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (The Higher Learning Commission, member of the North Central Association)
Denver College of Nursing Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (The Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
Denver Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs)
DeVry University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools )
ECPI University Website
   Authorization Type - Business  (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (SACS Southern Association of Colleges)
Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (American Library Association)
Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality  
   Authorization Type - Religious
Front Range Bible Institute Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Harvest Bible College Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Holmes Institute Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC))
Household of Faith University Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Iliff School of Theology Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture Website
   Authorization Type - Full
International Baptist College and Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
International Reformed University & Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Johns Hopkins University Website
   Authorization Type - Provisional
Johnson & Wales University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (New England Association of Schools Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education)
Lesley University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC))
Liberty University Website
   Authorization Type - Experience
Loyola Institute for Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Loyola University in Maryland, The Montessori Institute Website
   Authorization Type - Full
Master's International University of Divinity Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (CPCA Certification)
Naropa University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (North Central Assn of Colleges and Schools )
National American University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (The Higher Learning Commission)
Nazarene Bible College Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Higher Learning Commission)
New Geneva Theological Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries)
Newman University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
Norwich University Website
   Authorization Type - Business
Nova Southeastern University Website
   Authorization Type - Full
Patriot Bible University Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Accrediting Commission International)
Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE))
Platt College Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Accrediting Commision of Career Schools and Colleges)
Regis University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools )
Relay Graduate School of Education  
   Authorization Type - Full
Rocky Mountain Bible College and Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools/Higher Learning Commission (HLC))
Rocky Mountain School of Ministry & Theology Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Rocky Vista University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (The Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
Sangre de Cristo Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Association of Reformed Theological Seminaries)
School Of the Prophets Christian University Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Southwest Acupuncture College Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Accreditation Comission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Spanish Baptist Bible College West Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (The Association for Biblical Higher Education)
Summit Christian College Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Association of Biblical Higher Education)
Taft University System Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC))
The Iliff School of Theology Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Assn. of Theological Schools in the US and Canada)
The King's University Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Association of Biblical Higher Education)
The New Aspen Christian College & Seminary  
   Authorization Type - Religious
The Way International, Camp Gunnison, Inc. Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
University of Denver Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Council on Social Work Education)
University of Phoenix Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Higher Learning Commission)
Veritas College International Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Vineyard University Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Association of Christian Schools International)
Webster University Website
   Authorization Type - Full  (Higher Learning Comission/NCA)
William Tennent School of Theology Website
   Authorization Type - Religious
Yeshiva Torah Institute  
   Authorization Type - Religious
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Talmudical Seminary Website
   Authorization Type - Religious  (Association for Advanced Rabbinic and Talmudic Studies)