Accreditation and Approval

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Our institution is proud to be accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

DEAC Contact Information

  • Distance Education Accrediting Commission
    1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
    Washington, D.C. 20036
  • E-mail:  info@deac.org
  • Phone:  (202) 234-5100
  • Website:  www.deac.org

Lionel University has maintained accreditation since it was initially granted in January of 2009.

DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public Form

CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

Information about CHEA can be found on their site:  www.chea.org

The US Department of Education maintains a list of accredited institutions of higher learning and accrediting bodies that can be searched here:

https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

Lionel University can be found by searching for institutions in Carpinteria, CA.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the DEAC by calling (202) 234-5100 or mailing to Distance Education 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036

 

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Lionel University is a private institution that is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) of the State of California.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the BPPE by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet website: www.bppe.ca.gov.

 

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The institution is authorized with the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program. Such certification merely indicates that certain minimum standards have been met under the rules and regulations of institutional certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

 

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education

The institution is authorized by:
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101. W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

 

Kansas Board of Regents

The institution is registered as a Private Institution with the Kansas Board of Regents. In addition to contacting DEAC and BPPE, Kansas residents may also contact the Kansas Board of Regents to assist with any complaints at:

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612, (785) 296-1529

http://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process

 

Maryland Higher Education Commission

This institution is registered with:
The Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

 

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

The institution is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

 

Please visit the State Authorization section of our Consumer Information catalog for the expanded list of state authorization status in all 50 states and US territories.