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What is your accredation?

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), an accreditation agency that is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) – an organization with the authority to accredit institutes of higher learning. UoPeople is also approved to operate by the State of California and is approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). UoPeople has received eligibility for WASC accreditation.


We are extremely proud to say that the very fact that the university received accreditation from the DEAC, is a clear indication of the quality, academic excellence and rigorous standards of our institution. It offers assurance that UoPeople provides valuable instruction by highly qualified professors, offers student advising and other services created for the benefit of its students, employs ethical admissions policies, and engages in continual self-improvement. To read more about our accreditation, click here.