On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the Secretary of Education issued an Order notifying ACICS that the U.S. Department of Education has restored ACICS's status as a federally recognized agency as of December 12, 2016.
The Order comes in response to the recent ruling from U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton that the U.S. Department of Education violated the Administrative Procedures Act by "failing to consider various categories of relevant evidence" in its decision to withdraw ACICS' recognition as a nationally-recognized accreditor. The case was remanded back to the Secretary of Education.
In August 2014, UoNA attained accreditation by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) for its master’s programs. In 2015 and 2016, it was approved by SCHEV and ACICS to offer Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programs. In April 2017, the University received a four-year renewal grant of accreditation from ACICS.
Please see the announcements from ACICS and DOE.