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Accreditations, Certifications and Approvals

Global Health College is an accredited member of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).  The Practical Nursing Program at Global Health College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  

Global Health College is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and its programs are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBN).  

ACICS Loses recognition with Department of Education

The Department of Education no longer recognizes our accreditor the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) as an approved accrediting agency. Only institutions that are accredited by an agency that is recognized by the Department of Education are eligible to participate in the Federal Title IV Program.

 As a result of the Department of Education’s decision to de-recognize ACICS, Global Health College has 18 months following the accrediting agency’s loss of recognition to find a new federally-recognized accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs.  Based on the Department of Education's 18-month timeline for obtaining alternative accreditation, we must obtain a new federally-recognized accrediting agency by May 11, 2018.  During this period, Global Health College remains eligible to participate in the Title IV program. 

In February of this year, Global Health College did submit an application for accreditation with another accrediting agency.

Any complaints relating to Title IV eligibility or administration, the quality of education received at Global Health College, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS can submit that complaint

to Global Health College of any of the following institutions:

Department of Education 

Student Complaints

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

State Office of Attorney General

State Office of Consumer Affairs


750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002

Notice to students and prospective students:  Global Health College has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS") due to material noncompliance with placement standards: 40% as reported on the 2016 Campus Accountability Report. 



3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000

101 North Fourteenth Street, 10th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804-225-2600

9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300
Perimeter Center
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1263
Phone: 804-367-4515

Virginia Board of Nursing: Conditional approval for the Registered Nursing Program.

Global Health College

6101 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703.212.7410
Toll Free: 866.440.3535
Fax: 703.212.7414

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