Five institutions in 2020 voluntarily withdrew DEAC accreditation

Each year the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) posts a list of all schools or universities who have voluntarily a resigned their DEAC accreditation.

There are a number of reasons why a career training institution might elect to withdraw from DEAC, and they aren’t all bad. For example, in 2012 WGU relinquished the DEAC accretion in favor of multiple regional accreditations as well as program specific national accreditations from ACBSP, NCATE and CCNE among others.

On the other hand, some institutions voluntarily resign their DEAC accreditation because they likely would not be able to renew their accreditation based on poor performance.

For each of the five schools withdrawing from DEAC accreditation in 2020, we have included what other accreditations they retained in 2021.

Schools in 2020 who have resigned their DEAC accreditation

Brighton College

    • Scottsdale, AZ
    • Effective Date of Withdrawal: October 31, 2020
    • Brighton College includes a division called Paralegal Institute at Brighton College. Paralegal Institute at Brighton College is located at the same address as Brighton College and is included in the withdrawal of Brighton College’s accreditation.

California Institute for Advanced Management

    • Alhambra, California
    • Effective Date of Withdrawal: March 31, 2020Oth

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    • Winnetka, Illinois
    • Effective Date of Withdrawal: March 31, 2020

Westcliff University

    • Irvine, California
    • Effective Date of Withdrawal: March 31, 2020

California Institute of Management and Technology

Irvine, California

Effective Date of Withdrawal: June 10, 2020