Stevens-Henager College is an Accredited Institution

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Quality of Education

Stevens-Henager College is committed to ethics, honesty, trust, consistency, and fairness. These traits are the cornerstone of our integrity, and this integrity allows us to keep our accredited status. In addition, we believe in the accountability of our staff and faculty to higher education in general and to the public. With a degree from Stevens-Henager College, our students can feel confident about their accomplishments and credentials.

Continual Improvement

In order for Stevens-Henager College to provide valuable, relevant education for working professionals, we strive to keep up with current technology, employment opportunities, and career trends. One of our key areas of focus is providing our students with training that will enable their success. Whether students are just starting their careers or striving to improve their current professional standing, we help them make progress and prepare for future opportunities.

Quality of Education

Stevens-Henager College is committed to ethics, honesty, trust, consistency, and fairness. These traits are the cornerstone of our integrity, and this integrity allows us to keep our accredited status. In addition, we believe in the accountability of our staff and faculty to higher education in general and to the public. With a degree from Stevens-Henager College, our students can feel confident about their accomplishments and credentials.

Institutional Accreditation

ACCSCIn order to evaluate an institution's quality of education, accrediting agencies compare colleges and universities against certain standards of excellence. Stevens-Henager College is honored to be accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). Accrediting agencies periodically examine institutions in important categories such as communication, integrity, continuous improvement, and accountability. The goal of accreditation agencies is to ensure that the colleges and universities under their supervision uphold high educational standards.

Medical Programs Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835

The Associate of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy offered at the Stevens-Henager's Salt Lake/Murray and Boise Campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com). The Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy program at the Murray campus has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of November 2013.

Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
7108-C South Alton Way
Centennial, CO 80112-2106
(303) 694-9262

The Surgical Technology program at the Ogden/West Haven campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST). ARC-ST is sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Surgical Technologists.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

The Associate Degree in Nursing Education (RN) at the Ogden-West Haven campus is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) ( www.acenursing.org ). Continued Accreditation status with warning.

Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350

The Medical Specialties program at the Ogden/West Haven and Logan campuses is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).

American Association of Medical Assistants
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606-2903
(312) 899-1500

More About Accreditation

The industry of higher education is closely regulated. Ways of regulating postsecondary institutions include state regulation and licensing, federal standards from the Higher Education Act of 1965 Title IV, and accreditation.

Even though it's the oldest method of regulation, accreditation is not commonly understood. The term derives from the Latin word credito, meaning "to trust." Two key purposes exist for accrediting colleges and universities: 1) to ensure their quality, and 2) to assess their ongoing self-improvement efforts. Agencies of accreditation regularly review colleges and universities to ensure that they uphold a high performance level, to make sure they are striving for self-improvement, and to assess their integrity and their fulfillment of the agency's requirements.

Accreditation increases the confidence of the higher-education community and of each institution's constituencies by assessing the institution's quality, including the quality of its programs. A college's accreditation status allows students, parents, employers, and other colleges to verify that college meets certain standards. For students to qualify for federal financial aid, their college has to be accredited by an agency that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education.